MotoGP » Ben Spies denied Valencia victory by 0.015sec


"We just lacked a little bit of steam going to the line. That's the way it goes" - Ben Spies.

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Tom - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 7:29 PM

Good rest over the off season after testing... and will see you in the new "Point and Shoot Era"... Fingers crossed you'll be right up there in 12...

RawDawg

November 06, 2011 7:50 PM

Surely he is dissappointed but he rode a good race. He never should have been in the lead in the first place - I still haven't figured out how Stoner gave up a 10 sec lead.

It's really not surprising that Stoner pipped him at the line. Pedrosa and Dovi were gapping him down the straight every lap and Ben would have to make up for it in the turns. It reminded me of Indy this year with Ben making up all the pace in the turns. He had a chance to win but it wasn't to be today. Congrats to Stoner.

Don-R

November 06, 2011 7:55 PM

I thought he might struggle in the damp and I was dead wrong. Terrific ride - especially considering his physical condition.

The win would have been nice but what's more important is that he showed alien-beating pace today, and that's a great booster to carry into 2012. Well done Mr Spies for giving us a race at the front.

Southerner

November 06, 2011 8:00 PM

I could not have wished for more either way. .015.
Awesome predations by the Predator. Awesome rescue by the Alien of Aliens.I havn't got the record book out,but I guess thats one of the tightest finishes in any race in the history of the sport in the premier class. Absolute classic to sound the death knell on 800GP.
Remember the shot on the left for years to come.
1000cc,BS vs CS.

gsxr1000 - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 8:15 PM

Ben ? Did you miss a gear or just forgot to twist the throttle ?
Posted by Luke - Unregistered (0 minute ago)

Actually noddy!...if you new anything?...it was the ZPM module use to send a sub-space transmission which cause the flux capacitor to bog down on the last turn!
Sheeze man get with it

Lloyd - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 8:24 PM

Ben and JLo will be much happier racers next year, knowing they aren't getting beat out because of a lack of HP! As a former racer, nothing pisses you off more than knowing you are faster than the guy next to you, but watch them pull away on the straights.

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