MotoGP » Crutchlow advises Smith to 'take it steady'


“I never took my time, I just landed on my head!” - Cal Crutchlow.

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MC - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 9:14 PM

I don't think Bradley is going to be insanely fast, but I think he's going to do a lot better than most people think he will. Hopefully he makes them all look a bit stupid.

this kid - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 11:03 PM

Dont have the love of british fans will make better then Cal on the 1 sesson of Motogp and will also do better then Rea Motogp races.. But still British will support more one rider half Irish half British..lol No love lost here..eheh

Educationer - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 11:55 PM

@Stuart
"Had some very good bikes through the ranks and never really shone"

Yet he's has had:
3 wins
23 podiums
9 poles
and came runner up in the 125 world championship.

When he is finally allowed to ride a reasonably competitive bike again I think you will be eating a large amount of humble.

McbainUK

November 09, 2012 12:31 AM

How anyone can judge Bradley based on the cacky Mistral I do know. None of his team mates have come close to him. Brad is performing miracles on that thing. Considering no one else runs that frame he ought to be back with the Morowaki's (or what's left of them). Put him on a Kalex or Suter and he'd regularly be challenging for podiums.

MotoGP will be tough for him as it is for any newbie. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt

M1M - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 5:16 AM

It was 'interesting' that when Smith was Terol's teammate in 125s, he only got to win a race after Terol was no longer in contention for the championship, especially when you compare their first seasons in Moto2. Smith's debut performance was eclipsed because of Marquez. Yet people keep knocking him, claiming, "He's not worthy", although he's outclassed every Tech3 teammate he's had by a wide margin, include an ex-world champion. There's no way that you can compare the relative performances of Smith and Terol in 125s and Moto2 without concluding that, at the very least, machinery plays a vital role in deciding results, even in the (relatively) 'level of playing field' of Moto2 and, as the speed trap figures prove, the Mistral is a long way down on top speed. Yet the anti-Smith brigade can't seem to get grasp this, or simply refuse to acknowledge it.

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