MotoGP » Winning the last lap dash!

In his latest column for, Bradley Smith describes his 'awesome' last lap run to second place ahead of two local favourites...

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Me Again - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 1:18 PM

Such an old head on such young shoulders. Like the way he can admit his faults and move on and try to fix them. Have yet to see him place blame on anyone else for his not winning or placing. PPPFFTTTTT and they say that POMS are whingers. I think us convicts whinge more. GOOOOOO GINGER NINJA. :) :) :)

irish james - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 2:32 PM

what? no comments from anybody? come on people..!! we have (at last) a worthy compeditor here who also takes the time to write down his thoughts for us on this web-site. At least we can all give him our best wishes and support, or is it true that Brits only like to slag off their sports stars..? Well done Bradley. Keep up the good work - and yes I agree, keeping the pressure on the 'kid' will certainly have some kind of mental effect. Go get him Bradders..

NCR - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 2:53 PM

Good result and I hope there are plenty more where that came from. It was clear watching that the tactic was to try to beat Marquez into the first corner and do a "Vasquez" on him, if possible, to prevent him clearing off into the distance. A good plan that unfortunately, (for Bradley anyway), didn't come off.

Phil S - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 3:01 PM

Another good result and ride by Bradley and a very honest and frank account - I am sure his first win of the season is just around the corner - he just needs to beat Marquez which is no easy task at the moment.

190mph - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 3:04 PM

A superb ride by Bradley. That was the sort of riding that will get Bradley back into real contention for the title. Aggressive and determined from the off and proving that if you put those Spaniards under pressure they can crack under it.

I really hope Bradley carries on riding like that from now on, that type of riding gets the attention of team managers and the sort of riding he'll need in Moto2.

Also, well done to Danny Webb.

NCR - Unregistered

July 07, 2010 3:21 PM

"what? no comments from anybody? come on people..!!"

Well there are a few more now, but compare and contrast the coverage that motorcycle racing, (particularly GP rather than Superbike), gets in the UK with that of Spain. The BBC think it's more important to show F1 qualifying than a premier MotoGP class race and give us an ex-car racer to commentate! Do we get rugby players commentating on football? It's no accident that Spanish riders are leading all three GP championships at the moment. In the UK it's a vicious circle of poor coverage - scant interest - little UK rider success - poor coverage.... etc

Steve Fenton - Unregistered

July 08, 2010 8:16 AM

I spoke at length to Bradley on Tuesday. I have nothing but praise for this young man and everyone I have introduced to him simply say what a professional young man he is. His start to the season was difficult to say the least. He has not let this get him down, in fact it has made him even more determined to overcome it, put it down to experience and get on with proving he is a world class rider. As a sponsor of Bradley we see month on month a rider developing into a future world champion and we are so proud to be able to assist him with the climb to the top. All you guys and girls out there, if you get the chance to go to a race, introduce yourself to him, he always has time for people.

BC - Unregistered

July 08, 2010 9:39 AM

Al so positive wow great. All of which I agree with, however NCR, have you moaned at the BBC about the coverage? I do, but I think they just treat me as a whinger so you guys ou there get onto the BBC, lets do for 2 wheels what the fans did for F1.

NCR - Unregistered

July 08, 2010 2:23 PM

BC, I've written to the BBC countless times over their dismal and arbitrary coverage - the last time because of giving preference to F1 qualifying over an actual MotoGP race. Strange that their coverage of the return to Silverstone and famous past battles didn't mention that, despite the British GP being the only race they ever bothered to show in the past, in 1980 they still cut it short for no reason on the penultimate lap and not only never showed the end, they didn't even give the results! I thought the DORNA contract was to show ALL MotoGP races on terrestrial BBC, not the red button. If so, they broke that contract. Emailing the BBC seems to be a waste of time. Complain to Dorna. C5 did a better job.

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