MotoGP » Le Mans: Strategic Smith shows signs of improvement


"At the moment me going out and getting a rhythm is more important than doing one lap and hoping for the best" - Bradley Smith.

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Damien IE - Unregistered

May 19, 2013 4:05 PM

I'm one of those miffed at Smith getting a 2 year deal without having done much to warrant it.
However i did mention in one of my posts re crutchlow being ousted by Pol that maybe Bradley having come up on prototypes might make the transition more quickly.
Now seeing what Simeon is doing on a Kalex this year to last year on the tech3 mistral the Eurosport commentators seem to know the mistral hasn't been developed in 2 years and is a pig.
With how Smith qualified for le mans and his pace I reckon 'he could be' someone to get to grips and achieve results quicker than Crutchlow has to date

As for Crutchlow commentating to BBC in parc ferme about Herve coming down with pen & paper" Herve had list chance last wek and may be too late, but we'll see" Brits are not short of confidence and although he's been up there his consistency ie not falling off is better this year (except for in quali) but he is tough and finally go tthe pdium HE DESERVES.
However ONLY NOW can he back any ego up to d

Neil - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:35 PM

I do not understand why Bradley Smith is getting so much criticism. !! I think he more than deserves the ride, he is doing a very good job adapting to a gp bike and in a mature fashion. His start was terrible at le mans and he recovered well. Good on him and I hope he ignores all the negative comments from idiots in this country and elsewhere.

TalentFan

May 20, 2013 1:46 PM

Maybe not spectacular and headline-grabbing, but Brad's 9th at Le Mans was pretty decent IMO. The changing conditions and grip levels put people on the floor who's boots the trolls on here reckon Smith isn't good enough to clean, but Brad brought it home and recovered well from a poor start and put in some good laps. I reckon Tech3 will be pretty happy with that performance at this stage.

I'd be happy to see both Tech 3 riders continue to progress, do well and make it tough for anyone to displace them. Right now Pol Espagaro is having a blip while BS & CC are doing it right. Simeon's 2013 performance is putting Smiths 2012 efforts into perspective and in a good light too - Smith murdered Simeon on the Mistral, and Xavier is showing how good he can be on a better bike.

Looking forward to Mugello - there's lots of sub-plots to play out at a great circuit. its been the best MGP season for some time IMO I'm glad to say - lets hope it stays that way.

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