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June 03, 2013 10:58 AM

MotoGP » Mugello MotoGP: Battered Smith braves it out for ninth

@50thR1 Yes, Tech 3 are looking to secure another 2-yr deal with Yamaha, and I think they soon will. Probably with hand-me-down factory kit again. As to rider line-up, it's massively complicated right now, as Yamaha want Espargaro in the team, Herve and Monster Energy want Cal in the team, and Bradley has a 2-yr deal ongoing. I don't know how it's all going to be resolved but I'd be very surprised if Smith isn't on an M1 prototype again next year. I think his contract and personal sponsors Monster Energy will see to that.


June 02, 2013 5:45 PM

MotoGP » Mugello MotoGP: Crutchlow thrilled with 'awesome' podium

Yes, a gifted podium, as he admits himself, but a strong ride nonetheless, with consistently quick lap times. What Cal (and his crew) seem able to do this year is keep on finding setup solutions as the weekend goes on, whereas in past seasons they would tend to hit a brick wall in terms of progress. It's an important ability to have in order to be competitive at every event, and he seems to have cracked it now. If he can keep that up then more podiums must surely be on the cards.


May 31, 2013 8:59 PM

MotoGP » Mugello: Smith will need skin graft, but 'can race'

A fracture to the scaphoid as well, I believe. And a damaged tendon. Bradley was lucky not to suffer worse injury being so close to the bike through the gravel trap. Pretty grisly sight to see his glove flapping away from his hand when he crawled away. You knew at that point he had to have lost a good bit of skin from his hand while trapped under the bike. A very unlucky and painful injury.


May 20, 2013 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Le Mans: Crutchlow - Coughing blood to podium champagne

@RocketR1 Apparently Bridgestone couldn't find anything wrong with JL's tyre. Set-up issue? And I think what really hurt MM's race wasn't so much his bad start but the amount of times he ran off track/ran wide due to his inexperience in riding a MotoGP bike in the wet. Next time no doubt he'll be a lot more competitive. Buy yes, other riders just have to try and capitalise on these opportunities when they come up. They won't happen often.


May 20, 2013 11:02 AM

MotoGP » Le Mans: Crutchlow - Coughing blood to podium champagne

The reason Cal continued to cough up blood after the accident was because he hit the ground so hard that he suffered a pulmonary contusion (i.e. blunt trauma impact to the lung that causes its small blood vessels to burst). PC can be a very serious and complicated injury and certainly not something to be made light of. Those seeking to disparage what was a very brave and determined effort should try throwing themselves to the ground hard enough to damage lung tissue and then try to even walk or ride a bicycle. That Crutchlow almost put the bike on the front row of the grid shortly afterwards is quite frankly astonishing.

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