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Matthew Birt  says:

Bradley Smith aiming to stay in Tech 3 Yamaha

With a contract for 2014 already signed and sealed, it is no surprise that British rider Bradley Smith spoke of his intention to be part of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad in 2014 on the eve of this weekend’s Dutch TT in Assen today. If only it was that simple. Smith might be only in the first of a two-year deal...

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

No way Jose

...hard to see him keeping the ride, performance has been average - not bad and not MM good, but no worse that CC in his first year.

The question is how much do yamaha want CC and PE - if desire outweights intent then BS is up shitcreek with a CRT (at best) to his name.

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

smith is doing a great job and Espargaro wouldn't be doing any better on the same bike, you have to remember it is a parts bin special(using all the old parts left over) if the guys on eurosport are to be believed(they should know better than us armchair racers)

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bluehaze60

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bluehaze60 says:

6th with a mangled finger that was so bad that it was painful to take his glove off. Should keep his ride

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

It's tough on Bradley.....

When he received the original contract many thought WTF and now, only mid-way through his first year, there seem to be rumblings to out him. 

I never thought he was good enough for the seat in the first place but I do feel sorry for him atm. This situation can't be easy for the kid. All the best in Assen Bradders. 

 

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

The Devil is in the detail

and not many people are privy to that. So speculation, guesswork and bullshit abound.

As stated previously I can see Smith leveraged onto a M1 lease engine machine within his current Tech Trois team to accomodate Espargaro (a signing which has sounded like a fait accompli for some time).

 

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noddy61

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noddy61 says:

The Espargaro deal stinks

Just 7 points behind Bradl and only 4 seconds behind him in the last race,Bradleys learning curve is heading him in the right direction and shortly he could be bettering Bradl and Alvaro, what more could ye ask of a rookie on a satalite.

If  there is a good and a bad bike in the Tech3 garage I'd bet bet my last quid that Esprgaro has his name on the number 1 bike now.

GO Bradders

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WillRTW

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WillRTW says:

Smithy

always seems to be getting it in the ear that he is not good enough and doesn't deserve his ride.... not a great fan of his personally but this is not right or fair. Lets look how the more than capable Danny Kent is doing on that moto2 bike of Tech 3 that handles like a '98 CBR600...! lets not even mention the younger Rossi.


Makes Smiths performance last year look damned impressive to me. Bradley bizarrely reminds me of Dovi a little, in his attitude and work ethos... and I wish him well.

He is not MM, but then again nor is Bradl, Ianone or Espargaro.

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ThePornstar

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ThePornstar says:

Yamaha want Pol to be their answer to Marquez supposedly. Well that didn't work in Moto2, and won't in MotoGP either. Especially when Honda sign Redding who will beat Pol to the Moto2 title. A contract should be worth something, lets hope Bradley's representation do their job and not just be another lacky who takes it up the ass from Dorma.

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AussieInSUI

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AussieInSUI says:

What a monster!!!

I'm going straight out to buy a can of Monster !

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

WIIRTW

Fair point WIIRTW, BS isnt the next MM or JL; he is built of different stuff - a more methodical approach which allows him to get faster slowly (sic)

He comes from the right stable and has had the right 'grooming' but has made this step too quickly.
I dont beleive he is of MGP level now, he needed to prove himself in Moto2 first and then make the step up when he had won races - as Redding will do.

Get him back on a Moto2 bike, one which works, and then make him re-earn his seat

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