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akaDan10

September 18, 2013 11:04 AM

Good luck finding the answer, Bradders.

All though that critisize Bradley, ask yourself this:

Bradley's worked hard to get where he is and is now competing at the pinnacle of his profession. Where are you?

SmokinHaddock

September 18, 2013 12:16 PM

'Stop blogging and practice'

Do you realise how daft that sounds? Do you know anything about a racer's schedule?

Keep blogging Bradley. You give us some good insight into the technical difficulties of getting the best out of a bike.

DontTesttheX

September 18, 2013 12:55 PM

akaDan10 - doing pretty well thanks, and without parental financial help. I can tell you this - as much as I love this sport it is not accessible to the majority, particularly in the UK. Bradley is very fortunate. I can also tell you that if I were to spend a year riding a GP bike I - and many other bike nuts - would be pretty good. They are paid to take criticism when its not going well and to reap the praise when they do well. End of.

SmokinHaddock

September 18, 2013 1:09 PM

Don,

You are certainly right that Bradley is lucky. Bike racing is accessible to all at club level, but certainly not at National and above. Sadly we Briits are fishing from a smaller pond than other countries.

Give you and other bikers a year on a GP bike and chances are you will still not be competitive at club level. Unless you are hugely exaggerating to make your point then you clearly don't appreciate the level that anyone on the GP grid is operating at. I raced a few years at club. Reasonable top 10 but never going to win anything. It made me good enough to thrash just about anyone on a track day. The guys winning the club races would get thrashed by national riders, and the national riders would usually get thrashed by international riders. The standard that Smith is operating at is staggering compared to your regular rider. I don't think many people realise that. He may or may not make the final step to be able to get the best out of a prototype, but unless you are MM or

Codpiece

September 18, 2013 1:11 PM

Lets be honest here, if uve seen these guys live, there all at another level, I've seen bsb racers at circuits , and there so fast, so to think any gp rider doesn't deserve there ride is a joke, there all at a level we could ever dream of matching, bradders is only a second and a half off the pace, most laps , not bad for a 20 year old in his first motogp season

50thR1

September 18, 2013 1:45 PM

Signing Smith was a big mistake. I hate to say I told you so. Next Year, his last on the M1, will be even harder to bare. Now he can use the excuse every time that this is his learning Year. Next Year with PA in front of him, there will be no excuses. Never understood why he came to motogp. Based on what!!??

RFS131

September 18, 2013 2:59 PM
Last Edited 433 days ago

Lets not get into the whole "what have you done ?" bullsh!t. The fact is there are very few out there who've had the luxury of mommy and daddy paying our way to put in the 10,000 hours it takes to become a master motorcyclist. Bradley Smith has known nothing other than motorcycle racing just like the rest of the top riders. No big surprise these guys are way better than average, most of us would be.
When comparing Smith to the other top riders its obvious he's lacking. Not everybody can cut it at the top.

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