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hiffy - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 8:00 AM

rossi raced really great, very exciting, but his laptimes were slower than lorenzo. Within in 5 laps lorenzo would have pulled away from rossi ( thats if rossi had not lost touch with the face group)


April 11, 2013 9:01 AM

What Bradley did on the Tech3 Mistral last year was pretty special, just look at what Kent and Rossi are doing this. Bradley is without doubt a world class rider and will show us by the end of the season whether he was a good choice for the Tech3 MotoGP bike. He has made a solid start (everyone crashes, you just need to learn from them) and I want to see how he improves. I'm a fan of his riding and also the way he conducts himself, it'd be a real pleasure to see him doing well, for him, and also to stuff it to all the armchair heroes who know better than Herve Poncharal. Go Brad!!

Pete - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 9:15 AM

Hi, I was just wondering where the Bradley bashing forum was, looks like I've found it! I would join in but perhaps I should give the guy a few races before shooting my mouth off? It was hard to really judge him against the Moto2 field because the Tech3 chassis was not very good. Over the course of the Qatar weekend I actually thought he did alright and as for crashing out of his first race, an acceptable rookie mistake in my book. He's on arguably the best satellite GP bike so there's no excuses for lack of results but come on guys...he's done 1 race! Herve Poncheral is no mug, perhaps he has seen something in young Mr. Smith that some of the 'Crash Experts' have not? One thing is for sure, if he's not up to speed by the second half of the season Scott Redding or one of the Espargaro boys is going to nick his ride for next year.


April 11, 2013 9:25 AM
Last Edited 813 days ago

Smith may prove doubters wrong but it will be a hard road. MotoGP is supposedly for the best riders who have proven themselves. It is usually not where riders go to prove themselves.

If he doesn't find some speed and consistency in the next few races he may need to start looking at options elsewhere for next year.

brolong22 - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 12:49 PM

" MotoGP is supposedly for the best riders who have proven themselves. It is usually not where riders go to prove themselves."

Supposedly? Since when?
Motogp is for riders who get offered the contracts to ride in it. Anybody would think Bradley has held a gun to tech 3's head. Who gets the job is decided by the teams not the riders.

heywhatsgoingon - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 9:26 PM

Anybody would think Bradley has held a gun to tech 3s head.?
Sounds about right to me. not because of his first race just don.t rate him as a racer..And most people think the same .. Get over him with a bit of luck we might have someone other british rider like cal with that aggresiveness in him .. like redding . its what you need to up their. Not treeting it like some racing either got it.. Or you ain.t.. He will never be a threat to the other gp riders .only CRT bikes.Or then again ?


April 12, 2013 2:56 AM

Is this the same Herve Poncheral who chose Toseland, Edwards and Spies for the team? And where are they now? Dovi was only a stopgap but at least Crutchlow has proved to be a success. Dorna are rather keen to get British riders in MGP so it may not have been a gun but a brown envelope that helped the decision to choose a rider who has won 3 times in 7 seasons and once in the past 3.5 years.

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