MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


"There was cheating going on inside Moto2 this year. We were not one of those teams and we suffered for it" - Bradley Smith.

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Ian - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:22 PM

I don't normally comment on here, but I got to laugh at some of you guys.
If you think for one minute there are not any teams bending the rules, whether it be legal or not then you obviously have not got a clue about top level championship racing.
Rules are there to be pushed to the limit. And yes, some teams will cross them to get an advantage.
If you dont understand that I suggest you start watching and trying to understand a different sport. Because you clearly have not got a clue about what you are talking about on here!

WylieCoyote

November 29, 2012 1:34 PM

Ian, as a fan of Motorcycle racing for nearly 50 years I find you comment ignorant, rude and just plain wrong. In one paragraph you have accused all of the top mechanics and bike designers, as well as the crew chiefs and team owners, of cheating. Yu have accused Dorna and the FIM of being incompetant. How do they get these cheats past scrutineering each race meeting? How do they fool the seals on the engines and the weighing of the bikes? How, in all the years I have been following the sport, have they managed to do this? I can't recall anybody, apart from a rider who cleaned his grid spot, been brought before the authorities on a charge of cheating. A single incidence in almost 50 years! I suggest you start watching a different sport. I suggest Professional Wrestling, that is never rigged!

TomTom - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:38 PM

There has been so much smoke about cheating in moto2, you do start to wonder if there is a fire...

Of course, it's not a blatent cheat, like an underweight bike or breaking a black and white rule, it will be teams reading between the lines and spotting an unintended loophole that should have been closed.

That is what will be happening and I hope that such loopholes will be closed for 2013.

Ian - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:42 PM

WylieCoyote
'AS A FAN'.

Not as a mechanic? Not as an engineer? Not as a team principle?

I will suggest you don't know exactly what goes on behind closed doors. Do you think Bradley would say such a thing if there wasn't any substance behind it? Do you think he would try alienating himself from the whole grid if he knew there wasn't anything going on?

I suggest you wake up. Or go and watch Cricket and have a good snooze.

Ian S - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:58 PM

@ "76". "if u think Mark marquez cheated in moto 2 than go ahead beat him in motogp this season"...hardly a fair challenge as one of them is a midget on a full factory bike and one a normal sized human on a satellite machine.

pp916 - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:01 PM

@ Wyliecyote......

I really can't believe that you've watched racing for that long and don't really know what goes on...how nieve is that?

There was a time I was heavily involved in racing and believe me cheating was rife! Yes bikes get thro' scrutineering, but what happens between then and the race when the team has them back...ever wondered about that? What about guys running 350 TZ's in the 250 class, or overbored 350's meant for the 500 class but still run as a 350, or riders going out and qualifying for another rider that isn't going so well to get a better grid position....that's just a few simple examples, and at world championship level not club racing! It still goes on, of that there is no doubt, only difference is it will be more sophisticated now and related more to the budget the team has to develop 'ideas'.

Teory - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:03 PM

I bealive that Brad will be good Motogp rider and yes is true that speacaly this year the Moto2 class was a bit to much for some spanish Teams, the fight end up beeing between Marquez and Espargaro that are worcking on two big Spanish Teams, 4sure they have the money to buy better parts also the chassi Manufacters that wach the best performance riders since the star of the year, are allways there to give them the latest upgrades to test and put to worck but Marquez is really talente and even if is bike could have a bit more Power and also is weight that is a factor for the bike be so fast and was clear this not describe some of the races that Marquez did because he was really amyzing was is talente nothingh more he did races that where just incredible he was bracking later entering fast on corners and on the straight he had Power what we can say but the kid was Rocking most of the times.. I think that Brad was wrong on use this words maybe would had been better to say that the Team ha

Teory - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:04 PM

I think that Brad was wrong on use this words maybe would had been better to say that the Team has Law budget and they are not calling money on that positions thats why it will take more time to build a better bike, with money you can invest and worck, without money you can only loss petrol on some tests and worck on setups... The moto2 class have great fights all year but we can only say that Suter and Kalex are worcking faster on there upgrades and this Teams that are winning had the money to talck with Honda and also Honda whant to support more money for then=) and for Suter or Kalex is the Win they show there names to the World and win more, exemple What chassi manufactos will build the next Ducati for 2013?? SUTER yes sir Audi pay i think they are planning on Test in 2013 the Two chassis one build by Suter and other the Ducati evolution for 2013 the best wins..olol

outsider - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:28 PM

Have you read James Whitham's autobiography.

That gives you an example of what can and did happen.

Nowadays things are a lot smarter. Christ even at club level you learn to bend the rules to suit, maximise things for your advantage.

There is a difference between breaking a rule, and reading the whole rule fully to seen what would pass, whether intend or not

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