MotoGP » Ben Spies bolts to first MotoGP victory at Assen

Ben Spies takes his first ever MotoGP victory, at Assen.

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dbz272 - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 3:17 PM

Get used to it J-lo. Spies will continue to compete at the front and will improve. Ben is ice cool and will also develop the hard core racer demeanor, no hopping about like a spanish jumping bean for Ben. Marco for Mugello? get your $ on

Dave - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 3:20 PM

All riders have their day, everything falls in place and that's how it was for Ben....deserved it.

Stoner and Honda generally did all they could with what they had, hard work all round for them but got points.

Rossi made look better than the clock said, 30 seconds behind is an eternity and a far better indicator of the work to be done by Ducati.

Sideshow Bob, what can you say, nothing between this guys ears, he knew the conditions and yet still tried to pull a move on a cold tyre. Can't believe with his history how little grey matter he must possess.

The weather hurt this Gp more than anything else.

Great win by Spies, but the most boring of races, compliments of Simmoncelli. Again. What a pity, since I really like his attitude (except for his frequent no-nos). Once again you are left to consider what a great race it could have been IF Simmoncellu stayed on 2 wheels and didn't collect whatever-rider...

BTW, my prevision was 100% spot-on. I predictec Rossi to be 4th IF Simmoncelli fell...


June 25, 2011 3:22 PM

Absolutely thrilled am I. Great job Ben.
I was hugely impressed.
Yamaha's 50th in those colours.
Masao Furusawa is leaving Yamaha in great hands in terms of riders.
Spare a thought for George. What a ride he had.
As usual Simmo F***S up a potentially massive race for the win.
Crikey. Hiro extends his lead over Simmo on the factory Honda.
Nevertheless,this is about Ben.
I did not bet money on him for nothing.
Great to see the acknowledgement from Casey and Dovi post race. Loved it.


June 25, 2011 3:24 PM

"If Rossis podium was lucky due to Marco taking out another rider was Bens win lucky due to Marco taking out Lorenzo and spliting the field ?"

You have to be "behind' the crash to call it a gift.

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