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April 24, 2013 10:00 AM
Last Edited 946 days ago

I am sure BS knows he and is aiming to be higher, Austin was a "Confidence" and a finish. At Jerez he will be aiming for Top 5-6 No doubt so give the guy a chance.
Bradl gets so much Bigging up but in his second year (now a near 100% factory Honda) he still has NO PODIUMS infact lets look at the grid now and how many Podiums they have made last season and this.
Dovi = 6
Rossi = 3
Cal = 2
Bautista = 2
So these guys all deserve a seat right?
Spies = 0
Hayden = 0
Bradl = 0
Barbera = 0
Abraham = 0
But these do not considering the top 2 were on Factory and their teammates either podium'd or WON the WC.. and yet they are still in the class on Factory or near as bikes. Bradl was a rookie managed no podiums or Front row starts and got Full Honda Support. All of them get less flak than bradley in his second race. I think all these guys should move aside WAY before a Rookie get called to leave.


April 24, 2013 10:01 AM
Last Edited 946 days ago

AND STOP WITH REDDING.. Better , More Years and still less wins than Smith career and As many wins as Smith in Moto 2 (and they are even on Moto 2 WC positions Smith beat Redding first year (easily) and the other way round in year 2.. Facts ladies and gentle men. Just give him time to get to the front group (after the Obvious 3 +1)

Redding 5 Years = 1 win / 9 Podiums / 1 Pole
Bradley 7 Years = 3 Wins / 23 Podiums / 9 Poles

And Scott only go this Pole Last weekend. Scott is good but ANYONE without stupid goggles on can see Smith is the superior Talent at this point, Stats talk better than hunches!!

Hell even the Stand In rider on the second Factory Yamaha Managed a Second place in 1 race , 100% more than spies did the entire season so the bike cannot be all bad!!


April 24, 2013 10:38 AM

I think half the problem is that you get someone like Marquez in his rookie year doing what he is doing...or even Cal doing what he did last year which was less impressive than Marquez but still better than how Smith has started. Everyone knows the Tech 3 is the best of the rest after the factory boys.
I think it would have been less pressure for Bradders (and there'd be less negative comments) if he'd have gone CRT like Espagaro and learnt his trade that way.


April 24, 2013 10:43 AM

Yes but Cal was in his second YEAR last year? in his first 5 races (rookie year) he managed 11,8,8,DNF,7 so hardly set the world alight. He did not get manage a top 5 till Valencia (4th) and only 1 6th the entire season so if bradley manages to beat those stats (and he should) he has done well.
In contrast JT came in QF 2nd in his first race and finished 6th and then followed that up with 6 top 6 finishes in his first season, and then his second was a step down not up, cal did the opposite and went up, All I am saying is give the kid some time to get into his stride!


April 24, 2013 10:51 AM

People can't help but compare Scott and you can post the facts as they are and they tell a story, a story which suits your view that Bradders is superior to Scott.
Now this isn't an attack on Bradders but i firmly believe Scott is the better rider.
My reasoning is that when Scott got his one win at Donington he was not on the best Aprilia out there, he was on a bike that was considered to be third best in the field...not the 3rd best had a group of pukka Aprilia's given out to the chosen few, then a 2nd batch to the next lot and then a 3rd batch and Scott was on that with others with even worse Aprilias behind that.
Bradders when he got his wins was on the best bike out there in 125's and you could and i will argue that he probably should of won more. Bradders has 2 years on Scott in age and experience.
Additionally, and it is agreed by many with more knowledge than me, Scott is a big lad and this has hampered him in 125's and in Moto2.....last y


April 24, 2013 10:52 AM

Additionally, and it is agreed by many with more knowledge than me, Scott is a big lad and this has hampered him in 125's and in Moto2.....last year his tyres were destroyed more often than not.
So facts tell one story...but looking further than just numbers tells another.....i am looking forward to Scott getting into GP's, only then will either of us be able to go "told ya so"...and even that will have to wait until Scott get's his rookie year out of the way


April 24, 2013 10:55 AM

I agree that Bradders needs more time, as i say, it is not an attack on him, i can just see why people have the views that they do.

I've always felt Scott was the more accomplished i say that's not anti-Bradders it is pro-Scott

Apologies on the Cal thing, of course he is in his third year

FZ1 - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 12:19 PM

Just out of curiosity, what was the compelling reason for BS to earn that ride? A few wins on a 125 a couple of years ago? He never won a Moto2 race in 2 years of trying. He's never won a championship of any sort that I can see. So he deserves this ride because........? What, he's a Brit?

There are a lot of Spanish riders because the Spanish are investing in and developing their young talent.

My guess is there are a lot of BSB riders that could do as well or better. I don't have anything against BS. I've alway been interested in him as an upcoming racer but results speak for themselves.

FZ1 - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 12:28 PM

Just as a follow up on this......

They really need to change these stupid rules around testing. I know it's cost cutting but really, this is a joke. These guys need to learn a new bike, new tires, tracks, etc.

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