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August 25, 2015 6:37 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith signs Tech 3 deal


AndyR: The fact of the matter is that during his two years at Aspar Smithy was shafted in favour of his Spanish team mates first with Simon & secondly with Terol. He was allowed to take pole position but then on raceday his bike was AMAZINGLY 10 kilo
LOL at "allowed" to take pole. So he didn't achieve that on his own merit eh?

Realist

August 25, 2015 5:14 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith signs Tech 3 deal


Don-R: Well Yamaha thought they'd come up with one: Alex Rins. Smith's place was reportedly offered to Rins no less than 3 times over the summer break, so we might say that that #38 is fortunate that Rins declined, preferring to stay in Moto2 for a title challenge first. This time next year, however, I'd expect to see that move take place, hence the 1-yr-only extension for Smith. None of this is to discredit the job BS is doing on the Tech 3, but it's doubtful he figures in any of Yamaha's longer term plans.
I agree completely. The decisions of Rabat, Kent, Zarco and Rins are the only reasons some current GP blood will get a 1 year lifeline. IF all of the aforementioned 4 riders decide(d) to make the jump, there will/would be a huge shift.

Realist

August 25, 2015 6:20 PM
Last Edited 7 days ago

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


Brain: Where do you stop. Lets say there is a phenom on a motorcycle, but he weighs 220 lbs, would you ask Pedrosa to carry 100 pound ballast just so this guy can play. Its nonsense. You are born with attributes that will either benefit or hinder you in sports, if you choose the wrong sport, thats not everyone elses problem. This has been beat to death and its a known fact that Pedrosa's size comes with just as many disadvantages as it does advantages.
Agreed 100%. People should read the Motomatters article: "You never hear Dani complaining that he is too small". Leitner highlights the main point that some are trying to convey here (his tennis analogy).

Realist

August 25, 2015 11:36 PM
Last Edited 7 days ago

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


DamZen1: It was Bautista that crashed through his own fault, no one else's.
You're missing the point. Nobody claimed that Bautista's crashes were any other rider's fault. YOU said that Redding made his teammate look ordinary. I responded that even with 7 crashes, Bautista still spent most races inside of the top ten and achieved a podium. If that is ordinary, what does that make Redding look like this year? Every other RCV rider as far back as you can list kept the bike up front, and achieved the odd podium. Redding is the one exception who CANNOT keep the bike up front.

Realist

August 25, 2015 4:40 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


alanw5293: This is what I was getting at,is he being forced out or not? The haters seem to forget that he's only 22 years old .
The writing has been on the wall for some time, and Redding started making statements about wanting a change after reports of Tito potentially taking his seat emerged. It's easier to try and get ahead of the inevitable, and that is what Scott is doing. Previously he called the Ducati ride "average" and didn't care for it (that's why he didn't take the ride when he had the first crack at it), but now all of a sudden it's "where he wants to be"??!? He knows that he will likely be out of a ride, so he's trying to secure his future. If Kent wants that ride however, Redding is up the creek without a paddle. I don't think his age is relevant here.

Realist

August 25, 2015 5:54 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith signs Tech 3 deal


shakennstirred: if it was Yamaha offering the tech 3 ride to rins, then it was pols ride up for grabs not smiths i'd say. the 1 year deal just means it puts him and a few others(pol being another one) in line with the works teams and not a reflection on smith
I'd wager that Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez and Pedrosa will stay where they are after 2016.........the exception being Rossi and/or Pedrosa retirning.


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