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June 30, 2013 7:14 PM

All the education should be finished before entering? You can't learn how to ride in MotoGP without riding in MotoGP. Smith has more points at this point in the season than Crutchlow did in his rookie season.


July 01, 2013 4:02 AM
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2011: Cal's first year in MotoGP - 17 prototypes
Cal had to beat at least 2 of them to secure a
minimum of series points in the race, and all the other 16 riders other than Cal at least had some experiece of racing on a MotoGP bke. Furthermore, there were some GP venues in which he had never raced before.

2013: Bradley's first year in MotoGP - 12 prototypes
Bradley can easily secure 4 points at least even if he finishes on the last on the field. 3 out of 12 are rookies like Bradley this year. Huge experience of the GP venues.

How could anyone say Bradley has been performing better than Cal in their respective first years?


July 15, 2013 8:58 AM

Keep up the good work Bradders, keep chipping away at that gap to the front and working on setup information for each track for next year.

Don't let the armchair muppets get to you - not that anyone in your position would listen to the c**p on the tinternet anyway...

How many of the folk slating Brad have even lapped towards the front of a trackday in the inters group, never mind at any sort of race pace?! So how can you comment without any real idea of what it takes to ride a motorbike quickly.

It's too easy to put folk down from behind a keyboard these days.


July 02, 2013 10:42 PM

"Is Bradley a pay rider, i think if he is we have the right to be very critical of him."


That has to go under the definition of an "Armchair Critic" in the 2014 New Oxford English Dictionary!


July 02, 2013 7:11 AM

all you smith haters amaze me what the hell is wrong with you the man is racing in the worlds toughest motorcycle racing and no matter what you smith haters are saying is doing at least as good as cal did in his first year. scott will get his chance to shine next year. i dont believe pol espargaro would be doing any better than bradley at this point of the year if he was on that tech 3 and for christ sake the mans british get behind him and stop griping


July 02, 2013 3:02 AM

@ Noriben
Exactly right given the current state of the gp paddock a top ten finish on a prototype other than the duc just isnt good enough maybe 13 years ago a top ten rider wouldve been something to be proud about I've said it before the problem with Smith is that there is a massive talent pool of moto2 riders each year and only one or two prototype bikes available each year depending on contract situations. Next year I see Pol on a satallite Yam and Smith on tech 3 bike with a leased yam engine.


July 01, 2013 10:47 AM

nah, Bradley isn't Cal, he doesnt win it or bin it, he tries to understand whats going on, hes a thinking man, as Bradley develop so will his speed. Cal was all about speed but he has to learn how to think, Cal is making mistakes right now that I dont believe Bradley can make based on his approach to how he attacks his lines.

Bradley is a lot more like Dovi than Cal, and in the end, it's easier to take someone down if they are making stupid mistakes vs someone whose down on one lap pace.

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