MotoGP » Bruised - but definitely not down!

In his latest exclusive column for, Bancaja Aspar Aprilia 125cc star Bradley Smith reflects on his Indianapolis disappointment - and on why his painful fall will only serve to make him stronger...

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UPS - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 5:40 PM

A lot of other very talented and more experienced riders also crashed out due to the appalling bumps and slippery conditions. No disgrace there. Good passes on Vasquez and co despite the frustration of being passed again on the straight. Hopefully with equal engines, more power and a bigger fairing in Moto2, size and weight won't be so significant. Good luck for Misano.

190mph - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 6:55 PM

I was going to be critical of Bradley's performance after another missed opportunity to capitalise on Marquez's misfortune, but after reading he suffered ANOTHER race with an underperforming bike that would be unfair.

I really hope Bradley dosen't go near the Aspar team next year, it took until Silverstone before Aspar sorted out the intial bike problems he was suffering from and even now they can't give him a fully sorted bike. They don't deserve his services next year.

Paul P - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 8:07 PM

Bradley has only gotten to where he is thanks to Spanish money, so we shouldn't be surprised that he finds one hand tied behind his back when it comes to being able to realistically challenge his Spanish team mate/s.

May not taste good, but he is getting paid to do what he loves, is having a good time (generally) in doing so, likes being a celebrity....better scenario than most of the rest of Britain faces today!

Wim Kwanten - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 9:29 PM

I am afraid the bike of Smith is a little bit slower and more difficult to ride than the bike of his teammate Terol. Of course Terol is Spanish and he is in a Spanish team, so I won't be surprised if he receives the best parts for his bike.

I am sure Bradley can win one or more rounds this season. It is high time that a men from outside Spain win a GP.


September 01, 2010 9:57 PM

This weekend was very hard for everybody in Indi and I agree, a lot of very talented guys crashed out. Even Rossi was down three times.
The heat was horrible and the track as bumpy as a cornfield.
I had all my money on Marquez because he seemed unbeatably strong. No need to address reproaches to Bradley or others.
However, the championship is gone but I´m sure he can win races this seasons. And I would be happy to see him in Moto2 next year.

johnteisto - Unregistered

September 02, 2010 12:10 AM

Bradders is a future champion for sure. He has the right attitude and shows star quality both in his riding and his interviews. He is clearly getting the raw end of the deal this year, and that is quite obvious. The bike is letting him down yet again, which must be so frustrating for him, and of course, us fans. Its not a bad bike of course, but its limiting his perfomance and affecting his results in my opinion.

A couple more years experience, showing your potential should see you in moto gp soon son.

Greener02 - Unregistered

September 02, 2010 11:29 AM

Would like to see him at Tech3 or Gresini next season, because he wont be getting the Aspar ride, it will be Terol and if he dosent win the championship this year and decides he wants another crack at it, the bike will go to Marquez or Espargaro.

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