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JP, I'm not his biggest fan, but I tend to follow developing riders IF I see something that peaks my interest. Bradders started in 125s at something like 14. To be good enough at 14 to compete at world level is impressive enough for me to follow. After all, what were you doing at 14? Again, who knows what he'll do on an M1. He was a scrawny kid when he rode 125s. He grew and gained mass while in Moto2. Seemed to me, that hindered his results this past year. Now that he's grown up some, I think the bigger bike is more suited to his size. Whether or not that translates to him riding it well is another matter. Cal took an entire season to really acclimate to MotoGP. Iannone said the biggest thing is getting used to the electronics and the Bridgestone front tire. I'm sure that Bradders will acclimate to both in due course. His goal is to be in the top 6 in the latter part of the season. Not unrealistic really. So long as he doesn't high side himself to the moon in the process, his lea



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