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sloppyfngz - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 11:25 AM

For comparison purposes - Julio Simon beats Brad on the same bike in the last 125cc season both had, on the same nike. Goes on to be runner up after Elias in the first moto2 championship. The following year, after a change of bike mid season, idiot Sofuoglu runs him over and breaks his leg. After recovery, leg is infected and takes another 3 moths to heal. This year he changes teams,changes bikes, not fully fit yet, still scores a podium. he will, at best, be riding a crt next year.

Darkwaknight

August 29, 2012 12:15 PM
Last Edited 820 days ago

So all the haters on here (unregistered nearly all) are you prepared to apologise and come back on here say so if Brad manages to have a season like Bradl, and If he gets a podium or a front row start next year you will all bow down and kiss his @ss on here?!? As you are all so confident put your name too it? And nationality??
Facts are where is his team mate on the SAME bike?
I think alot of people said how fast he was at silverstone last year from 28th to 2nd. Hell at Brno he set the 5th fastest lap (just behing MM who won it), his team mate's fasted lap was over half a second slower!! Where was redding till he changed bikes? PPL talk way before they think and they know even less, I am sure Herve knows whats what..just look at the riders he has through the Tech 3 team?! He is no mug!

mrmwink - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 1:03 PM

For all those suggesting Bradley doesn't deserve the chance in MotoGP clearly aren't really fans of the sport or just blind! He is riding one of only two Tech 3 Mistral Moto2 bikes, so it is down to himself and Simeon to develop. It is their own chassis, they dont have endless funds like Marquez' team who just keep throwing money at Suter, Suter who by the way have in excess of 10-12 bikes on the grid so are getting infinitely more data to develop their machine. The same is true for Kalex given their huge steps last year, they now have many more machines on the grid.

I am a big Redding fan and truly believe he deserves a MotoGP ride too, but if you go simply by past results, Bradley was runner up in the 125 champ and has more wins / podiums to his credit than Redding.

And finally, look at what Cal has done in MotoGP, first brit to step on a podium since McWilliams, yet how many people said he didn't deserve the chance, being a harsh critic, yes he won a few races in WSBK but never re

Dennis Kwok - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 1:32 PM

Let's look at the empirical evidence and get rid of the opinion.

With the exception of the Speed Up machine of Iannone (of which I'm unaware of how much development has taken place), all of the bikes in front of Bradley in the championship standings are Suter or Kalex machines, which have had lots of development based on the feedback of multiple teams. Compare that to the Mistral, which has had virtually zero development and only gets the feedback of two riders, one of whom is miles off the pace off the other. It's worth noting that Iannone also seems to be impressively out performing his machinery compared to other Speed Up riders.

It is interesting to see people bashing Bradley and bigging up Scott Redding in the same sentence. It would not surprise me if these same people were making the same comments last year, but with the names reversed. Such as seems to be their blinkered view and ignorance of how important the chassis is, in an engine equalised class.

Lots of well informed p

Dennis Kwok - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 1:33 PM

.....Lots of well informed people, including fellow riders, motorsport journalists, motorsport commentators and team managers have gone on record, saying that Bradley is riding the wheels off the Mistral to be getting the results he is. They are all much better placed to be making judgements than us armchair 'experts'. If the Bradley bashers on here are right, then all of the aforementioned people above must be wrong! Really?????

Rondick - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 1:59 PM

Sorry but this guy would make a better politician than a rider. Talk talk talk and not perform perform perform...
Best wishes to him but I doubt he will make any impact.

KAT - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 2:09 PM

2 names for you, Herve Poncharal and Randy Mamola.
2 men that know much more about motorcycling talent than anyone posting here. They see potential in Brad and think he is worthy of a MotoGP ride, that's good enough for me.

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