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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!


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.


June 27, 2013 7:13 PM

He got 6th. Good result. He finished where others did not, so credit to him. If we bash him for this then we need to bash the #1 rider when the same happens. So I will not go down that road. Congrats Smithy!!

Now my personal opinion is that he is a top ten rider not a top six rider. I say that because personally, I do not believe that he can consistently achieve 6th place but with time he may become a top six rider or better.

Likewise MArquez is a top 3 rider because he consistently finishes top 3 majority of the times (minus his 1 crash) but I would not call him a #1 rider because he does not consistently win (yet) or he does not win most of the times.

DP and JL are #1 riders they win most of the races most of the times but JL is the #1 of the 2 because he consistently wins the title over DP.


June 22, 2013 2:41 PM
Last Edited 966 days ago

@nzdan if a rider is leading a race and crashes while another is a back marker and finishes in the points whos the better are meant to be fighting for a championship and coming 10th most weeks aint going to win you shite


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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