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Old 11-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #74
RichBeBe
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Herve and the Tech III guys are no fools. Most of his calls have been pretty good ones through the years (OK maybe not Toseland). I am sure they are ok with Smith being there. With such limited seats, and the dollars involved if Tech II or Yamaha thought he was a liability he wouldn't be there, contract or no contract.
Their Moto2 bike is a backmarker and I think they know it, so they are not looking at results, versus ability and how he works with the team. I think he will be one of those who doesn't crash this year, finishes near the CRT's but picks it up as the year goes on a bit. The following year he will find some more speed and fight the other satellite riders for mid prototype positions.
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