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Bradley Smith secures second in the 125cc World Championship - loses out in last lap duels with Julian Simon at Phillip Island and Sepang

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Doughnuts Anyone

October 27, 2009 3:04 PM

Well Done Bradley on two good results.

I don't no if it just me but I think Bradley knows who he riding for in 2010. The contract been signed for next year most probably to stay in 125cc with Aspar as seem to say he will been join in the 125cc with Terol.

But wot does my head in is not knowing who riding for who in 2010. Why can't the riders just come out and say it but don't do a J.Lorenzo.

JonoH - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 3:52 PM

Great year for bradley, consistantly strong - just really unlucky that simon came back to the 125cc his teammate!
If he stays at aspar in the 125cc champs, I wouldnt be suprised if he was even stronger - racing with the europeans seems to be giving him "wider elbows" so hopefully he keeps getting more aggressive which is what Brit riders seem to be lacking somewhat!

Anyway, hopefully p1 in the world championship next year!!

Ariadna Buenafé

October 27, 2009 5:38 PM

Congratulations on your second place in the championship :)

For all those who didn't believe in you, you've shown them the strong rider you are.
You've also demonstrated that you've been the only one who has stopped Julian on his chase to the title..
Well done.

Enjoy the last race!


October 27, 2009 5:51 PM

Congrats to Bradley for his runner-up spot. Let's hope he can go one better next year.

Cute sandbagging at the end of the article btw, but it's pretty common knowledge now that for 2010 he'll be running in Aspar's 125 team with Terol as his team mate.

FredBloggs - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 7:09 PM

Congrats on the runner-up spot Bradders.

Wish you had saw that last opportunity to pass by Simon coming at Philip Island though! I thought you might have closed the door on him whilst coming over Lucky Heights?

Seems like you have cottoned' onto the Europeans these last few races and begun to show them some elbows! Good on you.

Here's hoping for a great finale at Valencia.

Bertyboy - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 7:58 PM

Congrats to Brad, well deserved,he has had a great year, going to Aspar was a great help. He has been at his best for the last 2 races. It is no shame coming second to Simon, someone a lot older with a lot more experience. Good luck in the last race of the season.
Hope he stays with 125s next year, but it will still be tough, looks like only Simon is moving up to Moto2. Just wish the media here gave him more credit for what he has achieved.He is the best chance of any Brit getting to Moto GP and doing well.


October 27, 2009 8:12 PM

Bradders, an extremely gutsy and skillful performance from you this year, you should be very proud of your achievements! I hope the rumours of you staying with Aspar in 125 next year are true as, you still have unfinished business. Also, I believe it will be at least a couple of seasons before moto2 champion will carry the same 'ring' as 125 champ.

wjsnowy - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 9:11 PM


All you had to do is go up Simons inside! What was the point of a move to the outside! No more Mr nice guy - he threw a blocker at you at the bottom of Lukey Heights the previous week - come on grow some!

Robert Jones

October 27, 2009 9:54 PM

Behind you all the way Bradley - brilliant season with much more to come.

Keep on doing what you do Trooper !!! - time is on your side and you're making a name for yourself.

I'm quite convinced that we'll be cheering you on in the premier class before too long !!!

Much Respect !!!

Duke @ ee

October 27, 2009 10:34 PM

Robert Jones.....Totally agree with you. I think he will go a long way. Great Rider and great personality as well.....I wish you Brits all the luck with him, maybe at last you will have a challenger to the Gp title at last :)

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