MotoGP » 'Huge drop' for Ben Spies after early lead


“Unfortunately Ben had quite a huge drop with the rear tyre and he couldn't keep the same pace” - Massimo Meregalli.

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Danimal - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 9:23 AM

"Yamaha team director Massimo Meregalli said the team is investigating what happened," Spies suckered you into giving him a factory ride, that is what happened. He only won the superbike title because Haga choked a massive points lead away. Maybe Suzuki knew something about this guy's ability to perform at the highest level in MotoGp that everyone else didn't. Now it is starting to make sense on why they didn't really try to keep him around, he can't adapt or refuses to ride around problems during races and safe mode kicks in.

danny powell - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 9:40 AM

hate to see people like you on that bike you are a disgrace. i remember once when i was reading the MCN abount you ben and you was saying i need more self belife to become an alien.trust me ben you will never become an alien. bautisa on a satalight honda has just beat you and if cal would have started better on the grid he would have smoked you every where. like i said you are a disgrace yamaha dont need you no more lad

tomcol - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 10:06 AM


Lets hope Ben keeps moving forward. Would love to see all his haters eat their own words. Foget Haga in WSBK, Spies won the title with ease and broke lap records at tracks he hadnt even ridden on before. The blokes having a hard time at the moment and will get back up there.

MM - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 10:08 AM

Sorry guys Cal will never get factory Yamaha, influence of Yamaha USA is very strong - this is politics. Just look for how many years Colin Edwards was in factory team.

Nick636

June 18, 2012 10:15 AM

Jeez, seriously?

Two years ago people couldn't get off Ben's junk! You people hailed him as the future of the sport! Last year he was amazing. SO THE GUY HAS HAD A CRAPPY START TO THE YEAR, GIVE HIM A BREAK! Are you people not noticing that it is not just Casey and Dani having problems with the tyres?

Also, Spies has considerably less experience in GP racing than most of the guys around him.. Pedrosa, Dovi, Casey, Nicky, Bautista, ROSSI! All with MUCH more experience on this grid... Try just standing by someone through the good AND THE BAD for once!!! Fickle "fans"...

Teacher - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 10:30 AM

I'm more shocked at Danny Powell's dreadful grammar and spelling. You are British please spell you own language properly, there are foreigners on here with a better grasp of English than you. Bad spelling and grammar suggests an idiot and idiots are never taken seriously.

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