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Matthew Birt  says:

Bradley Smith passes first MotoGP examination

Bradley Smith passed the first serious examination of his MotoGP credentials when he impressed in wet and dry conditions on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 debut in Valencia. The British rider had endured a frustrating start to his MotoGP career when intermittent rain and cool conditions meant he didn’t complete one lap on the opening day of 2013 testing in Spain. The...

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

Pased his first exam /?????

Whats that then ,,,,, that he can ride a bike ?

Sometimes I wonder what MCN writers feed on ?????

Just a bloody stupid heading

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Dice350

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Dice350 says:

Don't waste your time.

You don't have to read this stuff, if it annoys you do something else.

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CH987

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CH987 says:

grayzx7r

Another pointless post.   :sleep:

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Nostro...

"It is relatively easy for a quality rider (as Smith is) to get to a certain point (and he's only half a second quicker than Pol E's Moto2 qually time from the weekend). It is exponentially harder to cut the time gap from here on in."

With each dry stint they did both Smith & MM were getting a second faster, Smith finishing the 3rd stint fractionally ahead of MM... MM came out for a 4th & went another second faster... we will see if that was also within Bradley's ability at the next test.

I think we're mostly agreed for once in not only hoping all the best for Smith, but also in realising that there's some substance to that hope.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

scrappy test conditions.

Not an ideal testing session to draw any major conclusions from. The position Smith reached would be an expected target for him to attain, it's the fully dry, ideal conditions and slicks, with all riders present, that the positions start to alter on the time sheets, and whether Smith will have any more to offer remains to be seen, but no nasty crashes and he seemed comfortable at that pace, so we shall see what happens on his next outing, fingers crossed.

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davevr46

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davevr46 says:

smith and marquez have proven that motogp riders are not 'special' , its their electronics package and those japanese tyres that only seem to work with the japanese bikes.

at this point marquez will have to throw everything he knows out the window regarding throttle control...cos he's electric now , over the next few test it will be about trusingt a computer chip enough....

stoner and rossi are right , motogp has became dull and boring , don't get me wrong technology such as fuel injection and advanced engine mapping etc is great.

traction control should not be allowed in racing , its great on a damp greasy road in the middle of winter...but in racing no.

if your tyres are worn out at the end of the race and your laptimes are slowing , so what , should have managed your tyres better....

 

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

In Agreement Hedgy?

Well only in wishing Smith well. The more we can have at the pointy end the better. Smith's GP record suggests he's not one of those to get there though.

Seconds are easy to cut early on. That Smith and Marquez comparison is meaningless. Although it's fairly safe to assume Smith probably could've gone a little quicker, the same would certainly apply to Marquez too, if not the rest of the testing field. We know for a fact Dani could!

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Kawasakifreak1

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Smith in Motogp ??

I still wonder if the Tech 3 team have made the right decision having Smith in Motogp.

His record in Moto 2 was poor.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Well it is true Herve has taken a big gamble in signing Smith up guess time will tell if he is successful on the M1.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

YamahaGYTR

I've heard he is pretty fast on the M1  Motorway lol         

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