MotoGP » More race misery for 'blind' Ben Spies

"I couldn't see anything and decided to come in because I need to see where I am going" – Ben Spies.

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May 21, 2012 1:37 PM

Something just doesn't seem right,Mabey he is done with racing,He just doesn't seem interested although he had a horrible start last season as well,with other riders riding so well it doesnt look good at this stage.You would almost think Factory Yamaha would insist on a different person joining his Crew to see if it would kick him into Gear.
Im more impressed with Bradl then etheir one on the Tech 3 riders..That kid Has Talent!!!


May 21, 2012 2:05 PM

My own suspicion, based on everything I've heard and read, is that it's not just one thing but a combination of several. He's lacking some motivation, his confidence has taken a hit, and he's struggling with a setup that's quite different to all the other Yamaha riders. I'm not convinced he's getting much encouragement or motivational support from Jarvis & co. either. All these things together would hurt any rider.

Can he turn it around? Form from previous years suggests that he can and will, but the mountain is certainly getting steeper.

V46 - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 2:22 PM

Just face it he is just a over rated how can anyone defend his performance, he is riding the same bike that is leading the championship and the tech3 bikes are doing ok. Its always wait until the next race he will be at the front, the front of what the CRTs?

ellis - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 2:29 PM

There is an alian riding that bike, because ben isn't. Ever since his second season with maladin he has been an absalute sensation. Any bike problem he would just ride around it. There is more to this than meets the eye, i expected a big team battle this year.

jimmy - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 2:31 PM

I would like to see Ben back in the WSBK against all the fast guys now. It's a shame Biaggi will probably retire after this season. Anyway, I think Ben would have hands full with Sykes, Melandri, Haslam, Rea and Checa.

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