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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CRT - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:54 PM

@ Speedweek, german mag, have done a story today saying how marquez and the others got their advantage with the ECU.
Posted by TomTom

So the system was offered in 2011 to all the teams but it didn't work right. Repsol Moto 2 team perfected the system and developed it to work. The system was then offered to all of the other teams.

If the system was offered in 2011, how is it a "loophole"? If the system is in fact legal in the Moto 2 rule book, how is it cheating?

In short, Repsol Moto 2 took the time and resources to properly develop the series legal system and then had to turn around and give it to everyone else to use. How is all this cheating again?

CRT - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:56 PM

As far as BS comments are concerned, put up or shut up. If you are going to accuse other teams of cheating you better be prepared to back it up, which he didn't do in this interview.

If you are going to call someone a cheater you better be prepared to state how they are cheating, or keep your mouth shut.


November 30, 2012 5:28 PM

I think its great that a rider is open about the racing as to give fans great insight. However, Bradley really should have thought hard about mentioning cheating by others unless he had proof.


November 30, 2012 9:03 PM

I can't can't recall a single incident of a world championship motorcycle team deliberately breaking the technical rules for almost as long as there has been a championship. That is relevant and a valid argument.
Posted by WylieCoyote (16 hours ago)
was going to leave this but... jeez how about Rossi Qatar 2004 Cleaning the grid, Biaggi RSV (CAM Drive) only 2 years ago got banned, Weight Limit only NEXT year in moto 2 (this has been talked about since it started), Rookie rule in GP Now marquez is here, Rossi in 2000 getting his own bike and team, Made for tyres in GP...the list goes on and on (and just within the last 10 years) and you have watched for 50...were you asleep. BS is only saying what we all know MM team had the most money, he did a full season last year by Qatar (he is AGAIN the reason they limited Pre-season testing in Moto2). Everyone knows this to be true hence why BS had no issue saying it!!!

CRT - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 10:44 PM

Well gee, lets see

Cleaning a grid spot is not a technical regulation. There was no illegal tampering of the machine.
Cam drives for aprillia were legal at the time
Who's breaking the rookie rule?
How is Rossi getting his own team breaking a technical reg?
How were overnight tires breaking a technical regulation?
How is the weight adaptation breaking a rule?

Your list sucks. Try again.


November 30, 2012 11:09 PM
Last Edited 1088 days ago

well lets see

Rossi back of the grid so clearly someone thought foul!
Cam Drive banned following year!!
Rookie Rule dropped in time for MM to arrive in Repsol colours
Your argument is a flawed as your bias!!
Weight only introduced in 2013
Overnight were only available to SOME riders
Shall i continue!!!??? poor reply ...poor !! :-)

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