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Rooshooter

October 30, 2013 1:59 AM

Best British Rookie record, whats that about?

Seems they are giving our records like lollies these days, maybe we need an award for best Indonesian Rider, opps we only have one, guess that wont work LOL

I know that Stoner wont best Aussie racer twice in his career but we called that World Champion not best Aussie, Mick Doohan was the same, 5 times best Aussie racer but again we called that World Championship and finally Rossi won best Italian rider 9 times but we called that WC's

Look, Bradley is 8th out of the true grid (non CRT) which is good, his bike is better than the Ducatis so I expect him to perform not taking anything away from him but giving out records cause of your nationality is going over the top IMHO

vale46models

October 30, 2013 12:17 PM

Dont mean put a dampner on this thread,i am not doubting smith has got better as the season has gone on but the only people brad has beat this season have been crts and ducati's,he has not competed once against a honda or yamaha, even crt's have been beating ducatis at some tracks. his results have been 6-8th all season behind anyone else on a competitive bike. not sure how this can be classed as a acheivement.

Fullofit

October 29, 2013 6:51 PM

There are at least 100 professional riders competing in series around the world that are better than this guy.

I'm still confused as to how he burgled one of the top 8 seats in MotoGP, & amazed that he somehow managed to keep his seat in spite of consistently poor performances all season.

I don't know what you guys are watching, but bar 1 or 2 sporadic flukes, BS is still qualifying via the Q1 'get out of jail' route more often than not ... and still relying on crashes / injury to others to finish any higher than 8th.

MrStinky

November 04, 2013 10:25 AM

Bradley Smith is in MotoGP because his boss rolled the dice and took a chance on him while he was still at the ground floor. It's not the first time a team has taken such a chance. Sometimes it pays off, like Suzuki taking on Schwantz. Smith is a smart kid who will be a solid rider. I don't think he'll be a record breaker or a champion, but who knows, time will tell. Tech 3 can't complain either way because if he was sensational young rider, they would have gotten him on the cheap. Good luck Brad, next year is the real test. Top 8 needed.

Noriben

November 03, 2013 9:27 AM
Last Edited 668 days ago

"I've certainly gained some more life experiences from earthquakes, typhoons to flag-to-flag MotoGP races. It's been eventful, very exciting, extremely satisfying and real fun."

Very exciting? Extremely satisfying? Real fun??????

Smith should erase or correct this part immediately!!!. No one who's got right mind would say experiencing an earthquake is an EXCITING EVENT! Think about the people's feeling who suffered great loss in the 3.11 earthquake!!! Say that at the HQ of Yamaha in Japan! They also have many employees coming from Tohoku area and many had lost their relatives in the 3.11 earthquake! No one would want to work with such a stupid guy who say such a thing!!! And during the very weekend of Motegi round there were many people still buried and unfound under the wreckage of houses or still adrift in the sea, which situation was caused by the previous typhoon!!!

Damn, this is far beyond just an igorance!!!

proliteguy

November 01, 2013 12:02 PM

WTF is wrong with the BRADLEY HATERS, if they dont like him why do they bother to come on here, is bloody obvious they know jask sh1t about the real life in Moto GP and all they do is show the true mentality of the British haters, they just love to hate success, thats why UK is so screwed up these days.

Zed14

October 31, 2013 7:20 AM

To be honest you cannot take comparing his results against Toseland and Cal in the same light.
The major advantage he had was he did not need to learn the tracks as well as the bike both of the other guys did coming up from the super bike route.
When you look at it that way he should do better.
Next season is the real benchmark and as Jorge said about Cal he changed as a rider and found something

Raafrebel

October 31, 2013 5:05 AM

@Fullofit, Have you actually been and seen these guys ride or are you a couch potato???

Well done Smith, I think you have done enough to earn your place in Moto GP. Great to read your Blogs, and for you to make the time to do so. keep it up!

To all the haters, grow up ! 100 better riders!! lol !! these guys riding these bikes arnt there for looks, they are there because people had faith in their wonderfull talents.

They are the best riders in the world, sit back and enjoy the last race of the season!!

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