Japhrodisiac wrote: (by contractual obligation)
Faster1 wrote:Japhrodisiac wrote: (by contractual obligation)
,,not that I'm questioning your statement, but I'd like to see that written somewhere,, only because it would be the second stupidest move made by a team/rider in recent history. ,, nothing against Bradly personally, but
A.) IMO he's probably only the 5th or 6th fastest rider on the moto2 grid right now with questionable consistency for the last 2 years.
B.) The riders on the 4 Yamaha bikes ALL deserve at least another year to get used to the 1000s. How can a decision to ax any of them be made before the start of the season. (no way Yamaha builds a 5th bike. Even with a title sponsor, Honda couldn't keep THAT going)
And I can't see Smith keeping up with any of them (apologies to B Smith fans)
Smith's new contract will see him remain with the Tech 3 Racing Team in the ultra-competitive Moto2 World Championship in 2012. He will then move to the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014 having agreed the long-term deal with Tech 3 owner Herve Poncharal during last weekend's Motorland Aragon race.
Japhrodisiac wrote:Qatar and preseason looking great for the Tech3 team, it makes one wonder about next season't choice to move up (by contractual obligation) Brad Smith from Moto2 to the GP squad. Bradley is no slouch, but is he a match for either Crutchlow in latest form, or Dovi? Methinks not. Speculation then involves the 2nd seat at the Yamaha factory, but if Spies does have a bad season, IMO Yamaha's interests would be better served by moving Spies down to Tech3 rather than letting him go.
My take is that Spies will have a good season and keep his seat. Dovi and Crutchlow will both do well leaving Tech3 in a quandry re Brad Smith. will they have to run a CRT for him then? Rumours are that they are designing a CRT bike right now.
Japhrodisiac wrote:Bradley Smith looks like a non-starter to me, plenty of other fish including IMO a better Brit - Redding.
Gustav O wrote: Simeon is coming along ok, especially in the wet he is doing fine.
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