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Bradley Smith - Q&A

I understand and appreciate people's criticism going into the season, but you're never going to satisfy people like that unless you're winning races anyway. You just have to go on previous facts, your team's response and Herve's response and they're both very happy as are Yamaha. They chose me for a reason and that's why I've got a contract.

Crash.net:
So there are never any hard discussions with Herve?

Bradley Smith:
No, I can only go with what they're telling me and they're very happy with my progress and work. I've just got to carry on doing what I'm doing.

Crash.net:
Do you take notice of those kinds of comments?

Bradley Smith:
I think that you have to go with the general fan base rather than just a few and at Silverstone I definitely got a great response from the British crowd and there was definitely more positive than negative.

They were very receptive and it was humbling to hear some of the words of support that were said. My season has pleased them and they are probably the people I'm trying to please rather than those who make negative comments.

Crash.net:
Do you think that you don't get sufficient credit for what you did on the Tech 3 Mistral [2011 and 2012] given what Danny Kent is doing this season?

Bradley Smith:
Credit's always a difficult thing.

We did the best that we could on the Mistral and I was enjoying riding for the Tech 3 team. My team-mate from last year, Xavier Simeon, has gone on to a Kalex this season and has been much more competitive and I'm pleased to see that, so...

No one ever deserves credit or this, that or the other but going on facts and figures I think I did a very good job with the bike I had.

Crash.net:
It never seems to be mentioned though…

Bradley Smith:
It's mentioned by the right people let's say. The kind of people who look into it and show interest. It's often the people who may have no idea who continue to bypass that type of information but that's their choice

Crash.net:
How is the injury on your wrist now?

Bradley Smith:
Luckily everything's healed up now. I can ride trial's bikes, motocross and now I can ride the MotoGP bike without any problems so luckily everything's healed properly.

It was a pain for a good three races but now it's back to normal. I would say it's pretty much 100%.

Crash.net:
Lastly Bradley, you're in my Fantasy Road Race team, can you handle the pressure?

Bradley Smith:
I hope so and that's why I'm looking to get a good bag of points in these final races for you. I'll try that extra little bit harder!




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TalentFan

September 28, 2013 1:52 PM

Fullofit? Apt username! So you HAVE the feedback from those IN the know and who HAVE the inside scoop on how well BS is doing - those who DO know what they are talking about? No you don't. And neither do I. So we can only take what bits of information there are, and take what comes from Herve and others in the paddock at face value. There are STILL those who flat deny that BS has a lower-spec bike than CC, even though its been widely reported from reliable sources. Seems ppl are biased to want to slate the guy so badly that they are prepared to IGNORE information they don't like, and MAKE UP stuff to undermine the fella! Please get a life, get some balanced perspective, and ask yourself why you have to get your jollies by hating on any of these guys. Two words.... SEEK HELP! Sorry, but this mindless slagging of riders by people who can't even use a reasoned argument for their negativity gets tiresome.

TalentFan

September 28, 2013 2:38 PM

@ Fullofit. I'll take your word for it about the T3 insight. The results so far don't suggest BS is setting the world on fire - he's admitting this himself. Nor is he having dismal finishes - he's in a sort of no-mans land that seems to make a rider disappear off the radar. But BS seems to be a whipping boy ever since his ride got announced. Bautista has had his fair share too, though of late haters seem to have forgotten about him (and he didn't deserve most of what he got dished out either IMO). Bradl escapes largely from criticism, yet he could be seen as an under-achiever given he has the best bike (Honda) and the best supported satellite (factory) ride as well. Yet he doesn't get the vitriol reserved for BS either. Stoner never got the benefit of the doubt and Smith doesn't either, while others get every consideration. I don't know what it is, or why this happens, but its unnecessary.



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