MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Maiden top ten finish for Smith


'From the middle stages I felt comfortable and I'm a little disappointed to be beaten again by [Aleix] Espargaro' - Bradley Smith

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TheBiscuit

May 05, 2013 8:06 PM

the few shots we had of him today he looked all over the shop... snaking all over the place. im thinking his result was more luck than judgement.
sorry brad but two or three more races you need to sort it out. hope you do, but i cant see it

donnybravo

May 05, 2013 8:36 PM

dear Mr Bradley..

yesterday i feared that you'd end up doing the IMPOSSIBLE, but today you have proved me right again.

YOU GOT SPANKED BY A CRT. I fear what would have happend it you were on a Ducati. Propably get lapped i'd say.
you are a waste to the tech 3 machine. Anyone but you. Infact the person who just beat you on the crt would do wonders it he was given the golden spoon, like you.
i just hope you don't end up getting humilated and replaced in the middle of the season, by Redding or Pol, or his brother. sorry smithy ol' boy, but you ain't cut from the same cloth. why don't you try wsbk, u could actually be very successful

well wisher....

Darkwaknight

May 05, 2013 8:59 PM

@DonnyBravo
The same CRT rider that nearly beat Dovi, and Smith beat alot of others home factory riders and more importantly was only 30 seconds from his team mate he was over a minute last time out. I would say improvements which is what it is all about. Again he was not aggressive enough at the start as 1 more lap and he would have passed esp (who was and is riding amazing). So long as he keeps making these steps forward he will get there!!

Bazx7r - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:05 PM

@ donnybravo, Yeah but he also completed the race unlike Ianone and Bradl (his direct comparsons) and beat Pirro, an experianced Motogp rider and as a factory test rider should have hundreds of hours on the bike by now and Barbera who out qualified him.

La xtream, be realistic, thats exactly what he is, its like you getting off your road bike and onto a gp bike and expecting you to win after 9 days of riding. Everyone's raving about Cal be he wasn't exactly on fire hos first year either. The biggest pjroblem with motogp is that you are expected to perform immediately in a one or 2 year contract if you are lucky. Everyone takes time to get dialled in but on a one year contract there is bearly enough time to get comfortable on a new bike let alone new tyres and brakes.

AlanG - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:08 PM

BS 5th fastest bike through Speed trap, finished 12th, beaten by CRT thats 15kmh Slower, Actually happy with 10th place? Catching Espagaro? (you had all race lol), A positive weekend? Myself I would hide behind a rock! Embarrassing!

Barry Neul - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:14 PM

@AlainG, this isnt drag racing or Indy, there are corners so top speed down a straight is only part of the story, I wager the Ducatis where fast through the trap but still lose time in the twisty bits.

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