MotoGP » British hopes Smith and Redding Barcelona-bound


Young British MotoGP hopes Bradley Smith and Scott Redding face a testing time ahead of them around the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona this week, as they kick their respective 2010 challenges into gear with a vengeance

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robsurrey - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 9:09 PM

Bradley has got a good chance of winning a world championship by staying in the 125s. The honda cup is a bit more of a lottery in it's first year. Hope they both have successful seasons.

wosideg

February 16, 2010 9:46 PM

Bradley is in the same boat as Eugene in WSS.
Both came 2nd in their respective World Championships, have had offers in Moto2 and decided to stay put.
This is fine as long as they both win this time round, if they do worse staying put, how high will their stock be in 2011?..when things may be tighter still.

robsurrey - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 8:54 AM

The people who beat them last year have moved on so they'll probably never get a better chance at a world championship. I don't know if Eugene is aiming for WSBK or motogp, that may have affected his decision. Good point about neither of them being able to afford a bad year though, a year's work and a step back would'nt be good.

Jon

February 17, 2010 9:31 AM

I agree with Wosideg 100%.

When you come second in any championship you have just three options:
1. Win the championship, and then the decision to stay in it becomes justified
2. Come runner up again, and forever be told 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride'. Just ask Nori, Max or Marco about this!
3. Finish 3rd or lower. You feel like you've gone backwards, you lose the hype and start to have doubts.

I really wanted Brad to go up, and I think he did as well but Jorge Martinez wanted Brad to stay in 125 and keep his 125 effort strong.

Bradders has got huge pressure this year- i wish him the best of Britsh luck!!!

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