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You before Cal - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 1:52 PM

Maybe for your next blogg you could explain why on Earth tech3 would think of getting rid of Cal before you.

That would be the first good blogg you've written.
Please explain that to us.

Cal is up for a win and a blogg.

Bubba - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 2:01 PM

I think people on here are too harsh on Bradley. If it wasn't for Marquez also moving up he would be Rookie of the Year this season.

At the end of the day Bradley finished in front of Valentino Rossi and didn't fall off his bike in his first wet Moto GP race. What more can you ask?


May 21, 2013 2:08 PM

I agree with Bubba, good pace for Bradders all weekend and a strong finish in very difficult conditions. I thought Rossi was guaranteed a podium spot- how wrong I was.

Second point, why Brad over Cal? Brad is still learning- lest we not forget Dovi had the edge over Cal last year, it's obvious that this season it's clicked for him as he's raised his game a whole new level...
..which is probably why Herve is worried, as we all know Cal wants a 'factory' seat and is fairly open about this.
Yes you want results but you also want a loyal, sponsor friendly rider.

Third point, traction control. It's going nowhere but it shouldn't be as configurable as it is. Multi level is fine but setting up for every corner is too much. It's not going to translate to the road and hikes up costs.
TC needs to be regulated.

Jones - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 2:13 PM

That was a good solid ride from Smith after a bad start he was second from last I think, & up to thirteenth after three laps.

Also I think that this is a good & informative blog, and that these bashing Smith posts are well past their sell by date & should just be deleted now.

Otto - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 2:23 PM

MotoGP at the prototype level should be about the best twelve or so riders in the world.
Does anyone seriously think that BS really falls within that top 12????
Didn't think so.

Bradfan - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 2:48 PM

Thers are plenty of fans that enjoy reading Brads blog, you learn more about riding a Motogp bike than from anyone else. Cannot understand those who do not like his blog, why do they waste their time reading it.
Brad is doing well with a lot more to come, like anyone starting a new job, it take a little time, ( unless your name is Marquez ) he will be mixing it the other non aliens soon.
Go Brad


May 21, 2013 2:49 PM

Well - I for one like to read Bradley's blog. he comes across as forthright and honest in his assessment of what happened and what they are doing, and there's no histrionics.

Its a small insight into what he's doing, and how he's approaching it in a business-like and measured manner to try and progress and learn, and not to just ping himself into orbit trying to go fast with no understanding of the kit and the electronics.

Seems to me he is doing his best to operate as the team have asked him to, with a progressive plan to acclimatise him and bring him on. His ride at Le Mans wasn't too shabby either - people fell off where he didn't, and his pace was improving.

EzioAuditore89 - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 2:51 PM

Interesting point he makes about how much better the Bridgestone wet tires are than the Dunlop ones, even though MotoGP bikes produce twice the power of a Moto2 bike.

Goes to show that despite some people's comments, Bridgestone do make the best moto racing tires there are.


May 21, 2013 2:53 PM

People should deffo give the lad a break , mind considering he's been riding these gp circuits since he was a lad that shows what a good job Cal is doing on only his third visit to most of these tracks.
I put it down to bradley's character , steady and methodical ...he did a fantastic job on the nail that is the Mistral 610.
if he doesn't get his head round the electronics for next year he will be on his way for sure.

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