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Could be smith - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 2:40 PM

Or possibly they have improved the bike and his performance has dropped due to the pressure and realisation that he won't cut it next year. I'm not saying the other bikes don't have an advantage, but you can't say how much the other riders have improved not just due to them having more testing. Tech3 may not be that crash hot in moto but they are the best satellite team in the premier class This excuse won't be here next year good luck mr smith, won't hold my breath whilst you wait for a factory call up.

M1M - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:42 PM

"Instead of playing games at bootcamp sunshine perhaps you should be focusing more on Moto 2."

So, although Tech 3 weren't able to give him the three days of track testing that Marquez had, or even the 1 day of Luthi, you think Smith was just "playing games" as opposed to practicing his riding skills off road under the tutelage of a highly experienced MotoGP rider, and making sure he had full bike fitness after the summer break.

Don't want him - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 9:08 PM

I really hope he isn't in motogp next year.

Last thing needed is another rider that shouldn't be there.

I don't want him wasting a seat on a good bike as there isn't enough of them.

BSB is where he should be.

Makrus - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 6:00 AM

This is NOT a dig at smith. I would like constructive feed back, not just answers like. Because he is a ****.
Do people really think he would be able to take rossi's place in two years? Is he wc material? I see the tech3 ride as a test for future factory riders, I know it hasn't panned out that way all the time but it should give them a fair idea on how they are going to cope on the factory machine. I'm not sure myself obviously cal still could be that guy also. It will be an interesting coule years.

M1M - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 9:03 PM

Makrus - Only an exceptionally talented rider on a good factory bike can win MotoGP races now, nevermind the championship. Just 3 in 2012. Should they be the only ones on the grid? Poncharal is in the best position to judge the quality of their Moto2 bike and how far Smith's results are down to that. We'll see whether Smith can repay his boss's faith in 2012. Simon went from midpack to podium after a change of team, though still on a Suter, showing many factors affect position. Roberts Sr. was a great rider but just how much he owed to Goodyear is something people usually forget when they talk about Rossi's Michelin 'overnight specials'. The combination of ignorance and certainty will ensure that some will keep insisting rider 'x sucks', or 'Y owns Z', ignoring everything except race results.

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