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CRT - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 5:57 PM

@ You just get failures like pedrosa taking up perfectly good factory MOTOGP bikes because they looked good in lesser classes on the best bikes.
Posted by oh to be blessed with elninho

You have got to be kidding me.

Dani's been in the top 4 since 2007, and fifth his rookie year and you call him a failure?

Tell me, who is better than Pedrosa right now? Stoner? Jorge? Rossi? Anyone else you would care to add to that list?

there there now - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 6:53 PM

To be fair he has a point, Danny has had plenty of time to win it, he is a great rider but not enough to win MOTO GP, all those you have mentioned are champions some multiple,that's what he means by failure, you cannot keep coming 4th and 5th year after year.

CRT - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:07 PM

There's only one champion every year. Just because a rider is not winning the championship does not void him of a factory ride. As it stands right now, there is no one better, short of the previous riders to replace him or "take his seat".

Dani was hyped up with his move to the big boy class, much like MM will be when he arrives. This doesn't mean they will be instant or future champs and it sure doesn't mean they are not worthy of a factory ride.

Bradfan - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:08 PM

dozens faster than Brad ??? is that why there are only 7 riders in front of him in the championship, and over 20 behind him !!!
I am a big Brad fan, he will do well in Motogp, he had plenty of doubters who thought he would fail at moto2 last year, 7th in the standings was was hardly failure. The bike is certainly not as good as the suter and kalex this year.
I think Herve likes the idea of bring a young lad along, something tech3 have not done in recent years, he has a bit more info about Brad than all the armchair team managers on the site here.
Most of the present top moto2 riders will get into motogp as well.

Goo Brad

there there now - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:30 PM


"because a rider is not winning the championship does not void him of a factory ride " I agree, but factory's do not spend countless millions to come 4th and 5th.

How about Crutchlow, given a works Honda could give him the next boost to his already great performances i believe he could beat Danny as he is far more aggressive in making passes,which i feel Danny lacks, there you go job done.

Pauljones1001 - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:34 PM

I don't know why I am bothering but here goes. Brad is a great rider being let down by not the best chassis, but he is working with what he has. No spitting the dummy like some riders swapping between chassis & complaining. He is trying to get the best out of it by riding on the limit & sometimes pushing it a fraction over. If Brad is not good enough & has had all he chances why is he 8th in the championship with Julian Simon on 12 points & Mike Di Meglio on only 8 points. Both former world champions. One thing is for sure not one of you good people could get a lap on that bike within 20 seconds of Bradley.
I for one hope Brad doesn't read the rubbish written by so called arm chair racers.

racerover - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 10:05 PM

Pauljones1001. There's your answer right there, 8th not first second third NO 8th he would not stand a chance in Moto gp, and i know i would be well within 10 seconds right away racng him on equal machinery after practice.

Nick - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 11:03 AM

There is far too many armchair critics on here, no doubt most have never experienced what is like to race a motorbike. Let alone qualify to be so judgemental over one of our riders! Give Brad a break here, the Moto 2 class is the fiercest class in the world, granted results in 2012 have not been as good as last year, it seems the Kalex & suter chassis have taken bigger steps in 2012! Though as Brad has proved in the past I'm sure he will compete nearer the front at some of the venues that we approaching, based purely on his riding skills! I hope the team can take a step with the bike too, but look at his previous results at Mugello, Assen etc Good luck Brad, I'll be cheering you on as always, along with Redding & Rea!!

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