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Ben Spies' mount for the Valencia season finale unveiled

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November 05, 2009 3:26 AM

#11 was one of his old AMA numbers I think?

I just checked out the odds for Valencia, outside of the top 4 'aliens' who are all between 2:1 to 4:1, he's sitting 5th for victory at 30:1! I reckon be carefull with this one, the betting agencies all know he's going to have a keen following at this race following his rookie wsbk season success and this is likely to be a teaser to scoop up a chunk of money from dreaming hopefuls. This weekend will not bring him his first MotoGP win, I'm pretty sure of that. I would definitely put money on 'a' win during the 2010 season at 30:1 though..

Antiseptic - Unregistered

November 05, 2009 3:30 AM

RE: Is that the flash in the Pan I am seeing. I hope not
Posted by Saran Dorairaj

No that would the be the Brilliant Fahker doing things on a Motorycle a worthless chimp like you would simply fear for lack of understanding!


November 05, 2009 3:37 AM
Last Edited 2291 days ago


I think you should actually know what you are talking about before you go shooting off bullsh1t.

First off, Bayliss had ridden the 990 Duc for 2 years with a few podiums. Don't act like he just jumped on the bike for the first time in 2006 and went into the distance. And no, it wasn't a troubled bike - Loris was firmly in the title hunt on it before he got hurt in 2006. He finished the season 3rd on the "troubled Ducati".

And you are a bit off base with the "All motogp races given time will win in any other championship around the world". Like who? I guess we are still waiting for Biaggi or Checa to win WSBK. And how long have they been there? Ben did it first time out.


November 05, 2009 3:52 AM

Hey Saran

It's called racing. First corner accidents happen to new and old riders and in bikes and F1. You haven't noticed?

And Ben handled himself pretty well last year at 2 home races at Laguna and Indy along with Donnington. Or did you not notice that either?


November 05, 2009 5:22 AM
Last Edited 2291 days ago

LOL...It is getting good...Everybody a pissin and a moanin.

No lack of intrest in the upcoming race that the Champion (congradualtions Mr. Rossi) has already been decided.

And just some minor details left to settle the final standings out...You know the first loser and all that business.

And here we are talking about next year and the year after that.

Qualifing should cetainly be intresting...I can hear all the different riders fanboys crying like a bunch of pussies even before this virtually meaningless race has ended the year of racing for 2009

Sounds like some fanboys are gettin skeeerd.



November 05, 2009 5:51 AM
Last Edited 2291 days ago

This is really a test session for Spies, ok he knows the track (thanks 'Wosidog') but this is his first real run on a current MotoGP bike and it's a serious step up from a WSBike.

If he can get a top 10 result, it will be very impressive, a top 6-7 result would be stunning (he would have all but the top 4 riders shaking in their shoes about next year)

SPIDEY - Unregistered

November 05, 2009 5:53 AM


Thnx for the reply, im amwer

bayliss did a good job on the duke, but does it really matter if he had prior experience?

the way u guys talk of spies is like he came of the street to race on a professional level and win the sbk title,

spies has experience on the motogp's with suzuki

so he aint any new comer,

so why not raise the bar on ur fellow american and claim he will win

All i am against is this virtual comparison between bayliss and spies

it aint that hard to realise that the yam in sbk is a gr8 bike, shown by toselands pace on it, without having ridden it before and crutchlows pace.

so as far as laptimes go, toseland is better on the sbk yam.

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