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Old 03-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #1849
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Originally Posted by Kropotkin View Post
Smith is about as fast as Bradl was last year at this stage. That's what I get from comparing the times. Given him half a season to get up to speed, and don't compare him with Marquez, who is a total alien.

I was thinking more along the lines of Paul Espargo or Scott Redding at least from the moto2 guys. Personally I would have loved to see RdP on that bike. Given that Bradl was on a Honda and Smith on a Yamaha I don't think the comparison is totally accurate. The Yamaha is a year old for the most part with a lot of data in the team on set up whereas the Honda was new. Anyway maybe I am rushing judgement or, just wanted to see someone else on that bike but I'll be surprised in Smith gets a top 5 in a normal race.
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