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M1M - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 5:04 PM

Nice to see some more positive comments after a good finish. Crew chief Tom Jojic's response to Azi Farmi's naive question about the chance of a podium was, "Yeah maybe, if he gets a three bike tow on the straight." It would be interesting to see Redding on the Tech3 in Moto2 next year but he hasn't dominated his teammate to the extent Smith has, consistently finishing way ahead even of ex-125 champion De Meglio. Funny how, when he was Terol's team mate in 125s, Smith only got to win once Terol had the championship wrapped up. What's Terol done since moving up to Moto2 on a proven bike? I'm not a blind fan. I correctly predicted Smith's first win in 125 wouldn't come till he broke away at the front because he was leaving himself open to block passes. He's learnt a lot since then, and takes his racing very seriously. It's a shame there aren't more competitive bikes available, but those who can see beyond simple race results understand why he's been given a chance.

M1M - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 5:53 AM

Poncharal's doing pretty well in MotoGP right now with both his satellite Yamaha riders ahead of one of the factory Yamahas, both works Ducatis, and all the other satellite teams. Tech3 are doing about as well as could possibly be expected without an 'alien' and full factory bikes with all the support and development that goes with them. They haven't had the budget to develop the Mistral much over the last two years, especially when compared with the likes of Kalex and Suter, plus the feedback they get from having just two bikes in Moto2 this year is much less than for the dominant frame builders. Which is why people appreciate the work Smith's done getting the bike to where it is.

aussie warrigal - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 5:07 AM

.... I reckon Herve knows a good rider when he sees one better than any of the posters here....

Obviously a team owner with a lot of experience and well respected.

However, Herve Poncharal founded his team in 1990 and in 22 years has won 1 world championship. That being the 250 title in 1999.

Maybe he is not the genius a lot of the punters on this site make him out to be?

Sweeble - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 3:58 AM

Bradley is one of the top riders in Moto2, but you can't really tell how fast he is in comparison to riders like MM because there is no minimum weight limit and the chassis are so different. Either way, I reckon Herve knows a good rider when he sees one better than any of the posters here, so I'm looking for a great first season in MotoGP for Bradley.

Mathers Cross - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 3:55 AM

Great race at aragon. Both Brad and redding rode very well. I actually like what tech 3 have done - given their own rider a chance to step up to mgp. The haters on here are laughable. Tech 3 are free to put who ever they want on the bike. At least give him a chance.

! - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 9:32 PM

@BC and other comment below his. You don't have to be a geenius of a expert to realise the speed of his bike is low. But point been made is there are other riders who deserve moto gp more. There not saying he has not got enough talent. I personally think as above redding and esperago deserve it more

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