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November 08, 2011 6:16 PM

To be fair lap2 if he didn't see Kallio and stayed on line he might well have been skittled off anyway, he did what they always do and give a little room, unfortunately he caught a damp patch.

Richard Mushet

November 08, 2011 9:03 PM

If it weren't for the frankly incredible performances from Marc Marquez, people would be raving about Bradley's result this season, behind only ex World Champs and multiple race winners.

Brad's done us proud once again, but there will always be naysayers... Like he gives a cr@p anyway!

Good but not great. - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 10:26 PM

7th is a good result in a competitive championship. I wish I was a tenth as good.

However these guys all won races
de Angelis

Six other did what he couldn't. 7th then is a fair position for him to be in. I would have looked at signing some of them for MotoGP before Brad.
He does have the best PR machine behing him though.

MM - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 11:40 PM

Who knows how competitive the Tech 3 Mistral chassis has been through the season compared with the FTR, Kalex or the 2012 Suter for that matter? Tech 3 haven't done as much testing as some other teams, particularly one that everyone can mention. At the start of the year, quite a lot of people here were saying that Redding would leave Smith for dead but no doubt they were just part of Redding's "well oiled publicity machine." Smith has outperformed his team mate(s) at most races this year. After being forced wide and crashing out on Sunday he remounted and rode to the end. The fallers also included plenty of non-UK riders, including the new world champion, so full marks for effort. It might help if Crash was able or willing to get more insight into the team effort behind racing to give better understanding of why a rider's peformance can vary dramatically. Although riders have their favourite and bogey circuits, when they have a bad weekend it's not because they've forgotten how to ride

lynne - Unregistered

November 12, 2011 12:56 PM

I sat at Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) Track for 3 days in the rain. When Bradders came off I was ready to call it a day and get some coffee. Im so pleased I stayed. Bradders then rode the nuts of his bike. To watch him pick off others and chase others may not of been seen on TV, but it showed what a talent we Brits have. Good luck for 2012 Bradders.

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