MotoGP » Moto2: Smith exceeds expectations on debut

The Briton made the most of his row three starting position to get as high as fifth at one stage.

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March 22, 2011 12:07 PM

I thought he did well, but with someone of Bradley's quality and potential, I was hoping for more and would expect steady progress towards podiums by the end of the season. For me, the big question mark was Scott!!!


March 22, 2011 12:09 PM

showed up Scot Redding big time.....Good luck to him...

Did anyone else think Redding looked like a n0b on the grid with his purple hair, stupid ear phones and singing along to his tunes??? I think he needs to come down a peg or two and focus on the racing, he still has a long way to go.....


March 22, 2011 12:28 PM

@ grantrd

Bit unkind to Redding as the red hair was only to publicise his charity efforts for Comic Relief this weekend. But yeah, there's a bit of the superstar aura beginning to surround him when he still has much to prove yet.


March 22, 2011 1:25 PM

Bradley has been on the international scene for some time now. He's not a Spies or Lorenzo- instantly competetive from the word go.
Rossi is regarded as one of the all time greats, but even he didn't win 125, 250 or 500 on his first try.
He learns and gets faster.

A top ten on a Tech Trois (mouth full!)is a great result. I'm sure he'll get a few top 6's this year, and maybe a podium if the bike improves?
There is no shame sitting aorund the 10th mark in his first year, however, and compared to Scott you can tell Bradley's maturity.

Pierre - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 3:40 PM

"Rossi is regarded as one of the all time greats, but even he didn't win 125, 250 or 500 on his first try."

He got close tho didn't he?! 2nd in first season of both 250cc and 500cc! Where did spies feature last season?!

grantrd.Scott is still a kid,what do u want a boring old fart on the start line with a pipe and slippers?is that you?are you boring and have anger issues?do you have a sense of fun?i'll answer a question that doesn't need answering,u type utter sh1t and are a major troll unlike Scott who is a gp winner.

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