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al t - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 6:01 PM

I'm assuming that Julian and Toby - Parish and company and the staff at MCN know alot less than the posters on this site. Because they all repeatedly state that the Tech 3 Mistral has had very little development, or testing. Especially compared to MM's bike. And yet Bradley managed to go quicker on it than last year at most circuits. Bradley is a race winner. There have been other riders that have achieved less. Give the guy a break. He is professional and puts his heart and sole into it.

Smokin - Unregistered

November 01, 2012 10:48 AM

So other than the boy wonder Marquez on the full works bike, top Rookie. Not so bad for his first year.

Now leave the guy alone, and wait to see how he actually does.

Hmm - Unregistered

November 01, 2012 8:34 AM

Congratulations Bradely, you are about to realise a life long dream that only a few can achieve!

The initial excitement will last right up until the lights go out for the start of the 2013 season - Then its all up to you, time to play with the big boys Mr Smith, and they aren't playing games...

Looking at the 2013 line up:(in no particular order)

Jorge Lorenzo
Valentino Rossi
Dani Pedrosa
Marc Marquez
Cal Crutchlow
Stefan Bradl
Nicky Hayden
Andrea Dovizioso
Ben Spies
Andrea Iannone

(If none of the above riders were to DNF in a race then I see Bradely crossing the finish line in most of the Moto GP races around the 7th-9th place mark)

The only way Bradely is going to get a top 5 finish in a race next season is if 2-3 riders crash or DNF)

oddyMob - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 8:34 PM

As usual the opinions divided.

Im still pacing o ROY wager on Brad. Yes had the Kalex / Suter not moved forward so much perhaps we would have a better view (OF THIS YEAR ONLY)...

but heres a few facts...

1: Brad: more podiums, wins than Cal or Scott.
2: Brad: beating teammate by miles, including a number of +1.5s in qualifying. Kallio was a regular top ten
3: West rides the same bike as Iannone know, so lets no go mental over a wet, then home ride...plus its contract time
4: yes check the top speeds. engine power alone doesnt mean top speed, and tech 3 arent going in a wind tunnel for 2 bikes. I do think they will up it this year but lets see.

But as a big Brad fan i would say that the final 125cc season did haunt him a little, so yes, there is a step up. Nut some people on here make out he is an Abraham etc which is clearly not the case.

Even Valentino mentioned him back in his first season on the repsol 125. However you would a) have to be a true fan of bikes to know this b

Md Zane - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 1:53 PM

Ben1
Your comment never stated this year and I just corrected a point.

Erve signed Brad from the 125s with a promise if he done good the M1 was his reward,without this promise Brad would have probably signed for a different but better team.I aint a lawyer but I can imagine there would have been a lot of arguments between Brads an Tech3s lawyers about achievments made especially with his team mates only managing 23 on the same bike.Remember Dovi making the mighty Honda racing corporation stick to there agreement and we ended up with a 3 man repsol team.

Myself I would preferd to have seen Redding on the M1 but I'm just a spectator of the sport.

Maddog31 - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 1:43 PM

To quote Horace "gets to ride the best non-factory ride in the field. This is a fact. The best asset on Smith's side is he has ridden the tracks", .
Given there is only the top 8-10 bikes that have the performance / budget to be in with a chance, and take out the CRTs is a consistent upper 6 too much to expect out of ten?

fastfisheye

October 31, 2012 1:39 PM
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Personally I don't rate BS very highly, but he has the ride and i think we should lay off until he's had half a dozen races to show what he can do.

Regarding Espargaro and Redding, I am happy to see them fight it out for the 2013 Moto2 title and move up on something other than CRT machinery in 2014.

Good luck Bradley Smith, it will be nice to see you prove your doubters (me included) wrong!

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