MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Smith crashes out on fifth lap


'It is frustrating to crash out of my first MotoGP race so early because I need to be gaining all the experience I can' - Bradley Smith

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pp916 - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 6:00 PM

Know what? Its Herve Poncheral's team, he clearly has the support of his sponsors & Yamaha in employing Smith so live with it.

Like a bunch of nobodies on here are going to influence his opinion?

I'm sure that in the fullness of time it will become clear whether Bradley will keep the ride or not, but no amount of wailing and abuse on here is going to make a blind bit of difference.

nick881

April 08, 2013 6:53 PM

I know this site attracts a lot of A-holes but I am actually quite shocked reading some of these posts. Not only are they irrational but just plain nasty, who the hell are you people, do you talk to people like this in your day to day lives? get a grip!

Until the crash Bradly had been equalling if not bettering Stefan Bradls performance from Qatar 2012. That's all you should need to know.

DennisKwok

April 08, 2013 7:05 PM
Last Edited 625 days ago

H&R, I quote from you: "Bradley Smith doesn't (belong on MotoGP)...he'll be in the back with Karel Abraham...where he belongs."

You have a really bad memory. Who only just scraped the rookie of the year title back in 2011? Oh that's right, Cal Crutchlow - the very same person who you said you respected in the same post. In that season, Cal's bike was way, way better than the bucking bronko 800 Ducati that Abraham was on, but he only just beat him in the last round in Valencia for rookie of the year.

I just cringe at some of the posts from people on here, who haven't got a notion of a clue. As if they actually know better than Yahama, Tech 3 and any number of full time commentators / journalists who all say that Bradley deserves his MotoGP ride. It saddens me that some people just wait for any chance to say negative crap, but never give credit when it's due.

DennisKwok

April 08, 2013 7:09 PM

Where were all of the comments from the Bradley bashers, when he stuck it inside the top ten in qualifying?

Says it all really.

They say that opinions are xxxxholes, but it's clear that some people's stink a lot more than others.

MikeD - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 8:22 PM

Bradley Smith is properly the worst driver to hit MotoGP on a good bike for as long as I can remember. I simply cannot understand why an experienced team like Tech 3 want a driver who has achieved so little. I bet he is sacked before mid-season

jules - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 8:46 PM

@dennisKwok if bradley and the rest of the feild was on similar bikes like they where 5. years back.Not the new CRTs.Then bradley cool dude skatboard kid smith?NOT REALY..Would be near the back of the grid. Even in 125 ASPAR Top team no title.When he came to MOTO2 2011 That season he was the only rider receiving help from a full motogp team TECH3 .MONEY TALKS.And still never got the title excuses excuses Its not down to him being the skateboard kid cool dude such a good rider.Think its something to do with him being a rich boy from oxfordshire and his old man rolling around in money feeding TECH 3.Lucky lad. I can think of no end of riders that will out pace him. And i think you could to. Come back to reality

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