MotoGP » Moto2: Smith encouraged by Tech 3 progress


Bradley Smith expresses his satisfaction with the strides made during the three-day Moto2 test at Valencia.

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Casey Jones - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 12:56 PM

I read a few times that Bradley wots to get the Rookie Of The Year award all I can say to that is keep dreaming how the hell is he going to beat other rookie like Marquez,Kallio,Sofuoglu and both Espargaro and that not even adding Simon,Redding,Iannone,luthi,De Angelis just to name a few LOL. Also is it just me how think that Bradley only went to Tech 3 coz of his Monster sponership and the Tech 3 name coz I do. I also don't see Bradley doing anying great on that dog of a bike bad move I think just my view on thing.

Dray

February 15, 2011 12:58 PM

The "Cream rises to the top" and Scott Redding is it. My bet is Scott will walk Bradley by a country mile for British representation. Keep it up Scott...and nice 2nd half finish last year.

roemer - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 1:35 PM

Bradley will surprise few of you, he is a talented rider and a hard worker...I support him eventhough I´m not from england....go bradder go for a win !

Jon

February 15, 2011 2:09 PM

Just read the interview- it must be a translation from English to Spanish and back...
..or a press release.
Doesn't sound like Bradley at all, and the grammar doesn't suit a native english speaker.

I share the thoughts that the Tech 3 isn't the best chassis out there but young Bradders will do his best.
Sure, Scott Redding is doing well at the moment but how quickly the brits forget!
Brad was winning races in 2009 and got plenty of podiums- he is quick.
Look at Haslam, he was in GP once upon a time but it took him a few seasons at BSB before he got truly dialed in and now he's argubaly the top WSBK brit.
Brad'll come good yet.

Don-R

February 15, 2011 2:20 PM

Bradley is a great PR guy - always articulate and intelligent in his comments and always seems very analytical in his approach to racing.

But you do get the impression - maybe wrongly - that he lacks the natural gift and killer aggression of a Redding or Iannone. Perhaps that's unfair, but I think he's got a lot to prove this year. He's going to have to up his game quite a bit to hang with the fast guys in Moto2. It's a big ask.

Nice to read those comments by Dray on Redding btw.

Tricky - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 2:45 PM

Bradley is a great rider of course. And so is Scott, but its too hard at this stage to say one is 'better' than the other. Both are very young, and yes Bradley is younger but he has had a better career overall than Scott to date. Personally, i think Bradley left it a year too late to come upto Moto2. He is on the back foot to start with and the Tech 3 bike may not have been a great choice in my opinion.

Oh, and has someone hacked into Dray's account? Im sure i just heard him praise a Brit! Haha!

Dan - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 3:02 PM

I am sure that Brad will do well in the championship, he hasn't finished setting up the bike yet. Sure it's maybe not the best chasis in the field, but he has proved he can pull out the results and scrap with the best of them in the uber competitive 125cc class. All the best Brad!

GPFan - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 3:09 PM


It's tough to put Brad up against Scott as you all know it's BS 1st season. Fact is, it took Scott 3gp's to score his 1st points in M2 and he only scored 2 more times before the 9th race. On the other thread Don-R said the team had to change the bike chassis by making it stiffer and Scott really turned it on in the last part of the season but one can only feel he could have done better had he been in better shape too. (malaysian gp and other GPs where he dropped off pace at the end))

Brad's problems won't come from the lack of training but maybe more in the way of there just being 2 riders on the Tech 3 chassis, last years Tech 3 riders did a lot of crashing and complained of lack of feeling with the front. His direct competition has to be beating his team mate . Mike's in his 2nd season.

Either way for both Brad and Scott I wish them the best in 2011.

blastig - Unregistered

February 15, 2011 3:38 PM

That bike is a dog!! look at last years results was it 1 podium? and look at where takahashi finished in last weeks test.
I like bradly and want him to do well this year but he should have got on a suter!!!javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':?')

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