MotoGP » Spies suffers Lorenzo scare, collects Rookie crown

"Jorge and I got super close coming out of the first corner and he almost touched my brake lever" - Ben Spies.

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October 18, 2010 9:43 AM

Watching the camera footage from Bens bike it was a miracle he and Jorge didnt hit each other.Jorge cut the nose off ben big time!

I think Ben may well surprise a few people on here next season when he gets his hands on the M1.I hope so,i gets a bit tedious watching the same four riders winning all the time.Best of luck next year mate.

dave - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 9:54 AM

Hmmmm, the word 'scare' in a sentance regarding spies? Surely not? Spies is not scared of anything! Apart from a bit of rain/wind/cold of course.

Tormo4ever - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 9:54 AM

1st, Spies tried to overtake Lorenzo from the inside where there wasn't room to do it. Lorenzo didn't close his trayectory at all, so if anybody was about to touch anybody was Spies to Lorenzo and not otherwise.
2nd, it is already the second race-that I can think of-where Spies says he could be runing with the big boys but someone else held him, and in both races once he's free to run he just doesn't have the speed he claims to have. I doubt that next year he's going to do more then Hayden or Dovizioso are doing this year. Although he'll probably complain more.

Ahmed - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 9:55 AM

This guy is getting slightly more cocky each and every race. Saying he towed simoncelli round, then saying he could of battled with VR and NH! Get real spies. You only come good towards the end of a race but that no good because by then, its no good!


October 18, 2010 11:13 AM

To be honest that Yam of Spies was FAST AS.. it went passed simoncelli on the straight about 10kph faster even before the line and before any slipstream came into it.

It sounds to me like Ben is getting alittle frustrated with the 5-6th places as he ALWAYS says now that he had the pace to run for the podium when clearly once rossi was past hayden (who was much tougher to past) he sailed past Spies on the brakes and Spies was NEVER running his pace. Hayden and Rossi were much faster than Ben and the gap proved it. This said Stoner is just un-beatable at PI ala Qatar (unless he beats himself!!) so it was all for the last 2 steps on the podium. I would guess that the pre comment is right and next year ben will running with Dovi/Hayden still 4th/5th with the oc podium the Yams do not look that far apart IMOP!!

Yamaha-Blue - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 11:50 AM

Dont underestimate what Elbowz could do when he gets his hands on the full works bike next year look what he did on the R1 in 2009 didn't see any of the circuits and still crushed the opposition from 80 points down



October 18, 2010 12:19 PM

"look what he did on the R1 in 2009 didn't see any of the circuits and still crushed the opposition from 80 points down"

That only points that the WSBK grid is faaaar away in quality from the MotoGP Top Guns.

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