MotoGP » Chatter behind Ben Spies Qatar MotoGP misery

“We know the bike is competitive and can beat Honda, we just have to fix mine” – Ben Spies.

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spur - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 6:35 PM

Breaking News: Ben Spies crashes twice in practice, still qualifies 4th and his team can't give him a competitive bike on race day. WTF over. I agree with you incovenience on Ben, don't crash and your bike won't be bent (of course we're not pushing it to the limits these guys push). But a factory team, with the resources at hand, should be able to give him a bike he can compete with. They have mechanics and engineers that should know whats bent or damaged.

Nutsome - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 6:54 PM

Lorenzo complained about the same thing (special treatment on the other side of the garage) yet he managed to kick Rossi out of Yamaha, flat and square (and I'm a Rossi fan). Those Spies fans are always ready to blame every foooking thing but the rider. In the past it was “it's a satellite bike”. Then it was “it's his first year”, “he does not know the tracks”, “he can't maintain his crew throughout seasons”, “he's too heavy”, “the 800 does not suit him”, “he was sick”, “someone forgot a tool on his bike”. Now the year starts like “It's Jarvis fault”. Oh man, you must be kidding!

Mike Villasenor - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 7:06 PM

@Dynamic Donkey

Fans of the sport begin to question Benny-E-Boys use of excuses when they seem to be endless. It was one excuse after another last season and now, here we are again.

Spin this anyway you want, but Benny-E-Boy has a giant problem in the eyes of the fans and the racing community when his teammate wins the race and the Yamaha satellite bikes crush him. Excuses are getting old. It's time to shake-up his crew, he deserves better!

DC - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 7:19 PM

Spies is REALLY pissed off right now. You could see it from his post-race interview. He's just got too much class to throw his people under the bus.

Lorenzo, Crutchlow, and Dovi all had working bikes, so the problem is 100% in Ben's garage. He had many of the same problems in his garage in WSBK too, but managed to overcome them and still win the championship. Running out of fuel because nobody bothered to account for the extra warmup laps, parts literally falling off his bike mid-race, etc.

What I can't understand is, after the bike was a mess during warmup, why they didn't immediately return to the QP settings?

And yeah, Jarvis is a douchebag.

Md Zane

April 09, 2012 7:21 PM

Chatter was A part of the problem,Ben had a few more issues than that ,he doesn't normally throw his bike down the road twice in a weekend.I'm gonna put it down has a **** weekend at the office.

Love all you boys with the excuse book out:)

juice - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 7:28 PM

Name one racer who's NEVER had a fall or a bad weekend? That's right, every racer has had one whether it's in F1 or MotoGP. Ben just had a bad weekend, and he will move on. To those who say already that Cal or Dovi should take his seat already, wait till the last couple of races and then you can comment on that.

Sack the crew chief - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 7:38 PM

All this conspiracy against Jarvis is pathetic - he's not in the garage working on the bikes. Spies has stupidly relied on his old buddies Houseworth and Wood out of misplaced loyalty and the color of their passports. This is just another weekend of cock-ups in the garage by a couple of hilllbillies who are in way over their heads. Chuck out these 2 clowns and get a couple of guys in with some experience. Spies won WSBK despite these two bozos screwing up the bike every second weekend but MotoGP is no place for amatuers adnd these 2 have to go or Spies will be on a CRT next year.

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