MotoGP » Smith mugs Ducati duo on final lap


'With my wrist injury continuing to cause me a problem, today was probably my hardest race of the year' - Bradley Smith

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Jamesy73

June 29, 2013 8:35 PM

Well done Brad!! You are learning on a very tight curve and you keep improving race by race. I can see that you are getting to grips with the tech 3 Yamaha and you are able to push harder and harder!!

I will stick my neck on the line and say that at some point this season you will become the 6th best rider on merit! Time is your friend and your patience and perseverance will prevail!!!!

AL13

June 29, 2013 8:37 PM

2 seconds behind Bautista in 7th another very credible performance from Smith with no crashes in the race. Even better to take the two factory Ducati boys on the last lap. If MM was not present I believe more people would show a little more respect to Bradders.

fastfisheye

June 30, 2013 1:24 AM

Brad is doing ok, not spectacularly and deserves encouragement and given his chance to shine. However looking at how terrible the Ducatis have been all weekend he could simply not afford to finish behind them. His gap to the front has been closing slowly but steadily race by race... I hope his progression continues as he needs to be consistently ahead of the red bikes and mixing it with the satellite Hondas, anything less is not good enough.

69transam

June 30, 2013 7:04 AM
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excellent race by smith and beating those ducatis was really special when you think how quick they were way back when casey was on the back of em....and i cant wait to hear about it come blog time and please tell us more about your injury.....

donnybravo

June 30, 2013 8:41 AM

dear brad...

i'm so sorry that your wrist hurt and hence you came ninth...but if i'm not mistaken, a certain bloke with something like 8 screws came fifth, that too within 36 hrs of the accident. now i wonder how he managed to do that and not you???

fact is, you are just taking up a seat. i think you should hand it over to pol or someone more deserving.. look at marc for example!!!!
oh smith, don't think you'll even fill crutchlows shoes .....
forget being a world champion...

Valentinokee46

June 30, 2013 8:55 AM

Comeon guys atleast now agree that Ducati lose something from other bikes....If u ask a small kid to see this championship it may compare Ducati to a CRT yes their positions are like that.....Ducati is miles far away from other Factory bikes...Tech3 is a unwritten factory bike...comeon bradley...last year cal was also on the same position like you..... might be worse than you...Comeon bradley u put some more effort and get into the front row...All the best broo

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