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Matafuko

June 18, 2013 4:34 PM

I'm surprised that this has no comments on it... oh wait, that's right, Bradley had a brilliant 6th place at the weekend... with injuries. The haters are spewing in their Armitage Shanks. Better than them spewing their bile on here right enough!

Well done, Bradders. A great result!

Bradfan38

June 18, 2013 9:13 PM

Well done Brad, hope the I finger and wrist heal quickly, a good race with lots of grit.
Good luck for the rest of the season.
Where are all the haters, must have gone somewhere else now you have to sign in. Perhaps they cannot remember their passwords

an4rew

June 18, 2013 9:53 PM

I'm not a hater of Bradley, i respect anyone who rides these bikes.

He made an improvement this week but i think his real position is still 10th without benefiting from others.

This was the first time i recall him beating a factory or satellite bike so this is good.

Southernx

June 18, 2013 10:28 PM

@ Bradfan38

In your view anyone who considers Bradley Smith to be underperforming is branded a hater. You are wrong.

The fact is Bradley is qualifying poorly and therefore starting races in the midfield. Circulating in tenth position and staying out of trouble will never get him a podium AND finishing 30 odd seconds behind the winner on a satellite M1 is simply not good enough.

I wish Bradley Smith well in his recovery from the hand injury.

pcxmac

June 19, 2013 5:19 AM

When ever someone is improving by over a second and a half per day, it means they need more time on the bike figuring things out, a slow learning curve isn't the worst thing if it means greater returns down the road, just needs to come sooner rather than later in the fickle world of moto racing.

Fullofit

June 19, 2013 11:16 AM

While I can appreciate, & even applaud, a certain amount of patriotism & positive comments from Bradley's fans ... I cannot understand the gloating & need to attack other users after what can still be considered a mediocre result.

Lets not forget that Brad only passed the one bike on his way to 6th ... a Ducati that Hayden had predicted would really struggle towards the end. The rest of the positions were gifted by fallers.
Lets also not forget that he was 30sec down on the next Yamaha.
I've worked with a rider who lost a finger in Friday practice, & finished on he podium on race day ... so lets give up with the finger excuses.

The biggest issue I have is that Bradley has openly admitted to being scared of the bike & not ready to ride it.
In plain English, that means he isnt ready to be there right now ... & may never be!

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