MotoGP » Smith expects to stay at Tech 3 in 2014

“Right now I have a contract. Right now Yamaha haven't said anything to me. They are happy with my performance” - Bradley Smith.

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June 26, 2013 10:50 PM

Smith is doing OK, no amazingly so far, but he is improving progressively.

To all the dullards- Smith got the Tech3 ride because of his performance on the dog of a moto2 bike that is called the Mistral.
Smith totally outperformed all other Mistral riders.
Is that so complicated or hard to understand?


June 26, 2013 10:55 PM

Like it or not Smith has a two year deal. All those who say he should go to CRT are wasting their breath. Yamaha do probably regret it, but there's nothing they can really do about it.

Smith is an average rider with a brilliant management team. Hi problem is that Marc Marquez is making him look average...otherwise we'd have all the "it's hard to go from Moto2 to MotoGP" excuses.
Next year if Scott Redding moves up I think he will put Bradley to shame and then he'll struggle to continue his excellent run of riding top-end machinery with no results to earn it.


June 26, 2013 10:58 PM
Last Edited 886 days ago

Bradley deserves the season to prove himself, he has made the step up fom one of the worst moto 2 bikes into the premier class.
I personally think he is doing well considering the limited testing and the fact that only 6 races have been completed and he fully deserves to be where he is, as for all the people saying this rider or that rider deserves the ride more, who is to say they would be doing any better in his position.


June 27, 2013 12:15 AM

The problem is only having 8 Honda and Yam prototypes and a massive talent pool of moto2 riders.
underperforming at this point in GP means races that are even more boring than usual and the talent that could shine doesnt have a chance to come through.
Otherwise if there where 18 plus prototypes nobody would care if Smith was putting around in the back somewhere.


June 27, 2013 2:00 AM

@ v4poweer
Exactly right. Smith isn't a problem, it's the lack of prototypes on the grid. Only 8 good rides. Smith is here, let's give him his chance. What becomes of Cal is Tech 3"s problem, not Smith's


June 27, 2013 4:14 AM
Last Edited 886 days ago


Marc Marquez' race pace suggests hes the best pilot on the grid, but if you actually take time to look at how horrible he is on the brakes and corner entry you might have to think twice about that assumption.

There are plenty of decent riders out there who are better than the anointed one, who has had the faster bike since at least the 125 days, who gets away with running people over and running people off the track, there are far more deserving pilots of the #1 spot at Repsol Honda, including Dani Pedrosa.

Bruce Lee points out that you need to be as much brawn as brains in order to be complete (fighter) Cal has yet to pick it up in the brains dept, although it seems hes trying harder, Smith seems to be coming at it from the other direction. Spectators like to see stupid racing tho, so thats working against Smith...

If you want to see the best brains+brawn on the track look at Dani Pedrosa, much faster than Jorge, especially in the wet, also considerably more 'aware'

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