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cal - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 8:16 AM

Brad will have one years grace before he's expected to deliver. It's Cal who now has to deliver. If he has a repeat of 2012, I'm not sure Monster will keep him. Brad should learn lessons from Cal both on and off the track. If he has a good debut season and a fruitful second, he could supplant Cal. Will be interesting.

cal - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 8:16 AM

Brad will have one years grace before he's expected to deliver. It's Cal who now has to deliver. If he has a repeat of 2012, I'm not sure Monster will keep him. Brad should learn lessons from Cal both on and off the track. If he has a good debut season and a fruitful second, he could supplant Cal. Will be interesting.

JC Racing - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 6:48 PM

He was the fastest of the Moto2 graduates when they all pitted with 12 minutes or so to go, then Iannone and Marquez went out again and dropped their times signifficantly. I'm guessing, new tires. Smith stayed in.

oddyMob - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 8:43 PM

Nice one Herve!

As for sponsorship its pretty clear Monsters markets are UK.

Im pretty sure a guy who gets Repsol backing in year 1 (and that bike / sponsor only comes out for a few), Aspar, and then all teams wanting him last year probably doesnt need to bring much cash with him

Scartledge - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 4:19 PM

I can see Smith getting the odd 4th place next season, but I'm not sure if he'll be going much better than that. I think there's a good chance we'll see him battling Iannone, Bradl and Bautista for 6-8th place an awful lot next year. I can not wait for next season now. I genuinely think it could well be the best season since 2005... fingers crossed!

Stretch - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 4:49 AM

Smith must have bought in a lot of sponsor money to get the ride.

If his last season in the 600 class is anything to go by he is not going to be at all competitive in MotoGP.

A pity, there are others who would do better on the Tech3 bike.

Bradfan - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 10:58 PM

Herve, I am a huge Brad fan, but the chance of a podium next year is very slim as a rookie on a satalite bike. This year Cal and Dovi were fortunate that Stoner was injured, and Spies had a year to forget. With 2 works Yams and 3 Honda's even Cal will be struggling to get top 5 next year.If Brad can finish in front of the Ducati's, he will have a good year. I do think he will give Cal a run for his money in the second half of the season.
Very impressed by Brad today, it was expected of Marquez though.

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