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SmokinHaddock

August 28, 2015 7:10 AM

MotoGP » Smith talks 2016 Yamaha, 2017 factory seats


Noriben: @SmokingHaddock Dream and possibility are two different things.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. T. E. Lawrence A Brough Superior man, so clearly he also liked to have the best ride available. Sadly it didn't end too well for him!

SmokinHaddock

August 28, 2015 6:36 AM

MotoGP » Smith talks 2016 Yamaha, 2017 factory seats


Noriben:
SmokinHaddock:
FLtrooper: Bradley is dreaming if he thinks he will be on the Factory Yamaha Team! :)
Possibly, but when you are currently the best of the rest it isn't an unreasonable dream.
While I can agree on H1h2h3h4h5's view of Brad seeking a factory ride in other manufacturers than Yamaha, I think Bradder's chance of getting the Yamaha factory ride is too unrealistic. We are talking about the place on a factory M1 here, the most desireble ride for anyone contending in the motorcycle racing. You must include all non-aliens among 'the rest' in this case. Bradder is indeed currently ranked in the standings among 'non-factory guys' but that's simply not enough.
It is unlikely, hence why I said 'possibly'. Of course we both know Brad will be slated for having such a dream, and would be slated for lacking ambition if he didn't have such a dream.

SmokinHaddock

August 28, 2015 3:30 AM

MotoGP » Smith: Contract talks mentally taxing


or in Vale's case being on a Ducati or first year back on M1 and struggling (plus the Spies terrible year). The Tech3 bikes haven't achieved a podium when all factory riders have been on form for a long time. Of course BS and PE now have to deal with 6 factory bikes not 4. Statistically it remains the case that satellite bikes do not beat a factory bike with a fully fit rider on board. Of all the Tech3 riders I think Dovi has been the best as demonstrated by beating a fairly experienced Cal. Of course Dovi was the most experienced GP rider to have sat on a Tech3 bike in along time.

SmokinHaddock

August 28, 2015 3:29 AM

MotoGP » Smith: Contract talks mentally taxing


cokerel: I'd like to see you go beat MM, JL, DP and VR on a satellite bike....not to mention the 2 Andreas on their extra fuelled Ducatis....He's doing a brilliant job to be 5th overall.
I don't claim that I can beat those riders but didn't Ben Spies get a couple podiums on the Tech3 bike his first year in GP? That's more impressive then all of Smith's years in GP. So... NO I'm not impressed plus I'm sure Smith will be delegated to 7th or lower by the end of the year. :) Very true. People seem to have forgotten how competitive Tech 3 are with the right riders on board. The past couple of years have been barren to say the least. Crutchlow and Dovi were regularly trading blows at the sharp end. I did wonder about the relative performance of CC and Dovi to BS and PE. If you look back at the podiums achieved by CC and Dovi they were always as a result of the absence or injury to factory riders, or in Vale's case being on a Ducati

SmokinHaddock

August 25, 2015 5:21 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith signs Tech 3 deal


Jakel: Never won a moto2 race Never won a MotoGP race. Never will. Waste of an M1 for 2016.
None of the Tech3 bikes he has ridden in those classes have been capable of winning, although he has dusted up his team mates on the same bikes. The last time he had a bike capable of winning, well guess what.....:) Good luck to Brad. It's good to see the hard work paying off.


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