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Bradley Smith

Postby Kwacky » 03 Jun 2018, 15:27

He's talking about retiring. He doesn't want to do anything other than MotoGP.
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Jack » 03 Jun 2018, 17:10

He's probably made enough cash to do whatever he wants outside of racing , I think Redding is done in that paddock too .
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Cavetroll87 » 03 Jun 2018, 22:14

I can't help bit feel that's a decision that will haunt him at such a young age, he doesn't strike me as a Casey Stoner type that just go fishing, look at Ben Spies, he clearly wants to get back on a bike
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby duke63 » 03 Jun 2018, 22:21

You would gave thought he feels he still has much to prove in bike racing.
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby C00kiemonster » 04 Jun 2018, 07:26

I'd have a go at WSBK if i was him, as has been said he'd regret stopping and there is no shame coming out of MotoGP, there are so few seats. A different paddock may refresh him.
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Kwacky » 04 Jun 2018, 08:52

Testing and development might be an option for him.

You can see why he wants out though. He's really struggled since they changed the tyres. He is 28 and he's been in the Moto paddock for quite some time. He's never going to beat his 2015 season.
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Cavetroll87 » 04 Jun 2018, 09:51

28 easily still young enough to compete in WSBK, If I was him id be pestering Suzuki to find out if they are going back to SBK.....
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Kwacky » 04 Jun 2018, 09:53

He's made it clear though that he only wants to ride in MotoGP. He's got no interest in production bikes.
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Cavetroll87 » 04 Jun 2018, 09:58

cant help but feel he is cutting off his nose to spite his face, I cant see him getting a career as a pundit as I don't think he has enough personality for that, I cant see him having enough money to live on for the rest of his days, I dunno, just seems a bit of an immature response to me in some ways, like he cant have the best so he doesn't want anything at all
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Jack » 04 Jun 2018, 10:00

I think he'd have a hard time getting a ride anywhere , there are plenty of younger riders with more hunger and at least as much talent as he has . If I were a team owner or manager I wouldn't employ him .
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Re: Bradley Smith

Postby Hondaboy63 » 05 Jun 2018, 03:00

I think, he has the talent and experience to deliver results. Its mostly down to what bike you have under your nuts. For years i knew if you give Jonathan Rea at package he would produce results, total domination to the point of obvious results. Give all the riders the exact same bike, and then we would see the talent, and I'm sure brads would be amongst it.
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