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November 29th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Bradley Smith, MotoGP rider, admits there was cheating in Moto2.



This link was posted by Duc999 in the Moto2 threads but I felt it deserved more notoriety in the general MotoGP board.











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"There was cheating going on inside Moto2 this year." 2:17



"It wasn't just Marquez..." 2:51



So a Brit told us Marquez cheated. Ok Kropos. Start spinning buddy. [/background]
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Smith obviously means some teams were simply working harder than others. Right?
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November 29th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Cheating?

Bradley Smith needs to check that Regaine doesn't have any ingredients that violate the FIM's doping code...
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November 29th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Just listened to this in the moto2 thread.

I reckon this could cause a shit storm for Bradders!

But kudos to him for having the gonads to speak out, even if the season is over!



So it seems we wern't going mad
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The way Marquez bike was out accelerating everything was fucking mental for a one engine rule series. Good on ya Bradders for speaking up. Mind you it was maybe also down to the bike being lighter, as it doesn't need brakes if you just use everyone else to slow you down by riding into them.



Ive said it before, I really liked the kid, I saw a real sense of fun in him when he was racing, but as his first moto2 season went on he just became a dangerous wee bastard. He appears to have no respect for anyone else, and obviously feels that the other riders are just in his way. I wish no harm on any rider, but I hope if he fucks anyone up, it.s himself and no somebody else.
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The way Marquez bike was out accelerating everything was fucking mental for a one engine rule series. Good on ya Bradders for speaking up. Mind you it was maybe also down to the bike being lighter, as it doesn't need brakes if you just use everyone else to slow you down by riding into them.



Ive said it before, I really liked the kid, I saw a real sense of fun in him when he was racing, but as his first moto2 season went on he just became a dangerous wee bastard. He appears to have no respect for anyone else, and obviously feels that the other riders are just in his way. I wish no harm on any rider, but I hope if he fucks anyone up, it.s himself and no somebody else.


I agree good on him for speaking up. But I wonder what your response would have been if a certain Aussie had said exactly the same thing?

Just asking the question? Agree with your Marquez comments. Will be interesting to see if he pulls the same passing manouvers in Motogp next year.

If he does someone will bop him.
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. Mind you it was maybe also down to the bike being lighter, as it doesn't need brakes if you just use everyone else to slow you down by riding into them.


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Gotta say that to me it sounded a hell of a lot like an excuse as for why he did not produce the results that were expected so he pulled the old 'they are cheating' line. Sure he claims some teams bought parts but assuming that these teams had suppliers there is no reason why these parts were not available to all who had the necessary funding, and his team's failure to obtain the parts does not mean that others were cheating, just that their dollars opened opportunities to parts that others may not have been able to afford.



That all said (and I agree with Frizz, imagine if an Aussie said this ............... it would be whining of the highest magnitude) but he does not just label Marquez so why the hatred on him and seemingly him alone?



Marquez is frighteningly fast with or without a perceived engine advantage and is one that seems prepared to take risks that are now deemed dangerous and unsafe, when for the last few years many have called for exactly the fairing bashing that he brings or is it because a perceived golden spoon has helped his rise.



IMO, the guy will be involved in some super serious activity and has been treated lightly so far, and just with all whom seem to have a path that is opened for them, they push the boundaries until such time as they over step or are taken around the back and given a lesson by their contemporaries.



Back to the subject though and just as we ask (nay demand) proof of other's views should we not demand proof of Smith's beliefs?



IMO, if cheating occurred (and IMO again, cheating refers to breaches of rules, not breaches of a cheque book or credit limit), then he has now opened his mouth so let the provision of proof follow.



Yes harsh, and yes bitter but if we demand proof of one, we must demand proof of all.
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Didn't win a race in 2012.....yep lots of people were cheating except him.



What will his excuse be next year.



Bradley Smith will enjoy as much success in MotoGP as James Toseland.
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A lot of people have made the correct assessment of the situation. Clearly, the only reason everyone finished ahead of Bradley Smith is because all of them were cheating.
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[s]FIFA[/s] FIM Fair Play Award for Bradley Smith!
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