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motomoto - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 6:22 PM

B Smith has to be the luckiest rider in the world. A perennial mid-pack rider with a signed guarantee to ride a tech3 gp bike. I'm gutted! Even Karel Abraham is a faster rider. Is it right that Dovi or Spies loose this ride to him? Spies is not having a good year and Dovi is riding OK but Bradley could keep up with either of them.

Funny how he only makes news, here.

oddyMob - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 6:46 PM

so many trolls!

If anyone has watched lower class racing over the last 5 years you would know that Bradley is a quick and calculating rider, perhaps he isnt the sort to go out too hot on a drying track, and the tech3 definitely need something this year.

But bear in mind, its more likely the Kalex and Suter (which is really only developed for Luthi / Marquez now) are really setup.

At the front Kalex had Redding, Kallio, Corti, Nakagami, Espargaro, Rabat.

Interestingly Iannonne has similar problems with the speedup, and him and Brad were moving up together all race.

Cadwell - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 6:55 PM

re:That was all said about Crutchlow, and he has just achieved 3 4ths in a row and set stunning laptimes. Poncharal knows his riders!
Posted by Smokin

Cal jumped off (after limited success)the 220HP WSBK that Ben built and onto Ben's 240HP Tech3 and did Squat all until this season. Bradley is going from a 150HP bike on which he is absolutely not competitive (no matter how you spin it) to a 250+HP MotoGP bike. Big difference there. Bradl seems to have made that jump but he was dominating races in Moto2. Brad needs more time.

DH - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 7:17 PM

Ben certainly didn't build those bikes but did ride them well. The power differential isn't so relevant otherwise the lap times of the different classes wouldn't be so close. Also the most proven route to MotoGP is from the lower classes.

moto - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 8:01 PM

"Cal jumped off (after limited success)the 220HP WSBK that Ben built"

Yeah well Spies' is doing squat all now so what's your point...

BTW Cal was riding a new R1, not the same bike as Spies.

motomoto - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 12:17 AM

@ oddymob - I sure am the troll, who actually knows what I speak of. I'm not sure what your watching but,,

Ianone, Marquez, Espargaro, Kallio, Luthi, Corsi, Zarco And even DeAngelis among others are all arguably faster riders, frequently fighting more up front than Bradley. This isn't a personal attack or meant to be offensive, simply a neutral, unbiased observation which is widely accepted by those with the same motive. We are stunned that Tech3 would sign that caliber of rider to, both, promote as a worthy successor and replace one of 4 riders who could outpace Smith any day on any bike. That last part is what separates him from Abraham who bought, and subsequently has earned his place on the grid. Comment on this after Estoril and apologize after Smith finishes 8th or worse, and over 10 seconds from the winner. Watch and learn from the knowledgeable troll, me.

& Well said @ Chris Sharp.

jock kenny - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 1:28 AM

B Smith must have the same PR Guy as toseland did, if he did less s!!t talk and worring about the ego on camera it might have been different was quick in 125 and few results last year but distracted by motogp, not near that pace this year, cal different i,ve raced with cal and can tell you its all about the racing smith its racing but more Cute boy on telly crap slowed him down

Over Hyped - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 2:35 AM

Has Bradley won a Moto2 race?
Is Bradley ready for MotoGP in 2013?
The answer is the same for both questions.

Give Iannone, Marquez, Luthi or de Angelis a blog instead.
It would be more interesting to hear about the action from the front runners & championship contenders.

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