MotoGP » Chassis boost for Bradley Smith


“Hopefully that is a good step in the right direction but we will see in Le Mans where we will have both bikes running the new frame” – Bradley Smith.

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cmpunk - Unregistered

May 07, 2013 5:53 PM

To most smith is most undeserving prototype rider now but will you believe when asked about jorge and marc clash, he answred bashing lorenzo that he has never raced in his career only getting runaway wins.
I also remember him bashing marc telling he was cheating in moto 2
just wondering what this guy thinks he is?

britains got talent - Unregistered

May 07, 2013 7:54 PM

As a fan of all brits, underdogs and close racing im supporting bradders and want to see him settle and make the most of his opportunity.
The thing that worries me is that as a fan i've no confirmation that he's:
A- found the limit.
B- reached the limit.
Cal and other riders like marquez ride on the limit, thats why they are so fast (and maybe crash) but they are on the limit.
Experts, is this true?

DBL

May 07, 2013 9:58 PM

From what I heard Brad is braking too hard and too late (he's top Yamaha on speed through the speed traps), he just needs to trust the tyres, brake lighter and slightly earlier and carry more corner entry speed. It's easy to lose a tenth going into every big braking corner and before you realise it's a second gone. He just needs to trust the tyres and that always takes time with rookies, apart from Marquez who doesn't seem to care what happens under him.

Darkwaknight

May 07, 2013 10:01 PM
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Does eveyone only have 5 minute memories on here? I think Bradl is the guy under performing this season and I see no one calling him out? This is smiths Rookie season, all this hatred is based on how/why he got the ride?!? Who cares, he is there and going nowhere for this year or next and is so far learning the ropes!! He is improving and getting closer to the others so other than wacking out a pole or at what level does he need to hit before he is "baptised" dani,Jorge,mm,Rossi,cal are all out of reach so best he can get is 6th right?

DBL

May 07, 2013 10:23 PM

A good comparison is Marco Simoncelli, after 3 races in his rookie year on an HRC Honda his best result was a 10th, same as Bradley. Took him a while to adjust as well.

Steve - Unregistered

May 07, 2013 11:26 PM

All the riders are in the top 0.0001% of racers in the world how can any of them be described as crap?

I guess the posters on here who call the riders crap must have won a few GPs on xbox and think its real

jerginz - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 3:33 AM

@back to moto2, no he won't.. at least not on the tech3 mistral.. don't you remember? It was the inferior bikes fault bradders didn't win any races in moto2. By the time he came up to motogp on the yamaha, his true talent on a capable bike would shine through.. still waiting for that by the way but who am I to write him off now after only 3 races.. and @ darkwaknight, I have been saying that about bradl for sure. absolutely no reason he should be where he is at right now especially on a factory bike. marquez is 3 races into his gp career and already has 3 more podiums than bradl who has a year up on marquez, oh and they're on the same spec bike!!!! unacceptable!!!!

fax - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 3:44 AM

heres an interesting tidbit: in his 2 years in moto2, smith has only 3 podiums 0 wins. glad to know thats all it takes to earn a spot on arguably the best satellite bike on the grid. gotta feel for iannone: an 8 time moto2 winner on the worst satellite bike on the grid.

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