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aussie1 - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 12:53 PM

brad seems a pretty level headed kid but i think herve poncherol may have jumped the gun in signing him for motogp next year. he is gonna have a big headache in letting crutchlow or dovi go.

hardware - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 12:57 PM

Bradley should have done better in his last season in 125's when all his main rivals who finished the prev season higher than him went into Moto2, in theory this left Bradly with the best opportunity to lift a title, but as we know he didn't. He went reasonably well last year but hasn't capitalized on that this year so far.

If Cruchlow & Dovi keep up the form they've showed so far this season Poncheral might be regretting the decision to sign Bradley for Moto GP for next year or start talking to Yamaha for another bike .

there there now - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 1:02 PM

Bradley is a great lad , and good Moto 2 rider but i believe moving up to MotoGP is total folly , and will set him back immeasurably in his career , he has not proven to be a consistent podium finisher even in the lower class yet , so please Bradly stay put until you are a top Three at least , before a move to MotoGP.

zxtenner - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 1:56 PM

@hardware brad had the ability to challenge for the championship but his spanish team made sure his bike was appreciably slower than that of his spanish team mate who went on to claim the crown. The performance of Brads bike was noticeably improved for the last couple of rounds. credit to Brad for his efforts, lets hope he can find some more pace

Smokin' - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 1:57 PM

Shakey and Toseland rode for several years on the world stage earning loadsa money having a great time, and got good rides afterwards, in fact Shakey is still winning races. Reminds of the famous George Best anecdote. He was lying on a hotel bed full of champagne, with a gorgeous blonde, and the porter asked him where it all went wrong!

I reckon even a Ginge will have a great time being a MotoGP rider. Go for it Bradders!

Nick - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 2:29 PM

It will be interesting to see how Brad's season pans out! I reckon after the races at Le-mans, Catalunya, Assen & particularly Mugello (tracks that Brad goes very well at) we'll have a better idea of how competitive he is & how much he is justified the MotoGP ride in 2013. Is it true that if he doesn't regularly attain top 6 results that he could lose the ride for 2013? It seems that Kalex & Suter have improved a lot, I hope Tech 3 can do likewise when these new parts come in!

Good Luck Brad!

Good luck Brad

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