MotoGP » Frustrated Spies suffers 'huge' tyre drop

"Then the sixth or seventh lap the tyre just made a huge drop and just kept going down" – Ben Spies.

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September 19, 2011 11:31 AM

Felt sorry for Ben yesterday.He got off to a blinding start with that cheeky move around the outside of turn one.That took some guts!
I was hoping for a good fight between him,Jorge,Casey and Dani but it fizzled out.It must be so frustrating to see the podium slip away from you because of a tyre issue and there is nothing you can do about it.Only goes to emphesise how critical tyre choice is.

blah - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 11:32 AM

It was good to see Ben fighting at the top for the first few laps as that is his biggest problem at the moment. With a starts like this and race pace like he showed at laguna and indy, more wins are coming.


September 19, 2011 2:23 PM

Well being the "King of Worn Tires" is only good if everyone else tires are shot - not just his.

Even though I was working off of only 3 hrs of sleep, still half drunk, and fell back asleep before the end of the race, even I could see he had a problem. You don't go from setting the 3rd fastest lap of the race on lap 4 to being 1.5 sec off the pace without something happening. They missed the set up yesterday. Oh well, it happens.

Physics again - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 2:27 PM

Dude your banging your head against the wall. Did you notice dovi and simo, the other factory honda riderd that are not children 55kg weight also had tire problems. Well only the two 55kg riders in the field (1st and 2nd) did not experience the tire problems, but every other adult rider 20kg heavier than 55kg children had these problems. Bridgestone need to make the tires last longer for the heavier riders.

KTM Barbie - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 2:33 PM
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Funny how when Super Sic storms the first few laps and then fades on worn tyres everyone rips into his poor race management skills and points to Spies smarter race management but if Benny boy does the same all the fans are crying "bad luck". Wonder what his next excuse will be?
Just sayin'

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