MotoGP » Spies, Edwards take sideswipe at Rookie Rule change

'Heard the rookie rule is being changed back again... Sometimes I guess we need a diff passport?' - Ben Spies to Colin Edwards on Twitter

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June 20, 2012 8:22 PM

re: "I'm just stating facts that no matter where ur from in shouldn't hinder or help u"

except fact is, where ur from DOES hinder or help u. just like the construction of COTA in your home state is eventually going to help U.


June 20, 2012 8:26 PM

@Brian Clark
It probley has something to do with his cut throat riding style..I can't wait to see the first time he does one of his aggressive moves in Moto GP,then we will see if the spanish rider is treated like Marco was.

Brian Clark - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 8:28 PM

Interesting to note that on a few of the bikes / riders for Spanish teams is a sponsor logo for Bankia, one of the big banks at the centre of the crisis there. (Aspar team for 1) Wonder if their funding will dry up!?!?


June 20, 2012 8:31 PM

re: "Dorna/Ezpeleta, IS DESTROYING OUR SPORT!!"

no, the devaluing fans/consumers willfully set upon this path of destruction more than a decade ago. we are just reaping what have sown. simple cause and effect, nothing more.

Tae Ka - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 8:31 PM

Well if you don't say anything too it won't help you either! Just like casey, dani, jorge and rossi they'll voice out their own opinion. So he shouldn't be hated if his voicing it out. After all everyone is entitle of hteir own opinion.


June 20, 2012 8:42 PM

Yamaha never wanted to place Spies in the factory team at his first year. They had Lorenzo and Rossi, who finished the championship in 1-2 the year before. In fact, Spies was lucky that Rossi and Yamaha's relationship went wrong, only that gave him the chance to move up to the factory team.

Marquez is the first man since Lorenzo and Pedrosa who has so big support that he can make his debut year in a factory team. Accidentally or not, all of them are Spanish. (I don't count Bautista or Vermeulen, they had a factory bike but not one with the chance of winning.)

jamie46 - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 8:50 PM

with Casey gone who else is gonna give Lorenzo a race ??? Marquez will be Moto gp champion in 2014 , if he survives all the crashing in 2013 .....

I do agree with Ben's point tho.


June 20, 2012 9:07 PM

1. Ben your right about the rule. IT'S BS.
2. Ben, Shut the hell up, and just focus on results. Stay in front of Dovi and Cal, and you may yet still keep your ride.
3. Ben, Stay out of the politics, let your manager handle these type issues.
4. Ben, don't underestimate the value of your passport. R1's are the largest selling 1000cc's in America, and that is a result of your AMA followings. Ben, think about how much more sales Yamaha could have if 99% of America even knew who you are.
5. Ben, wake up from your season nightmare. Get on the podium in all remaining races.
6. Ben, I say this as a HUGE FAN of yours, that has watched your career for ten years. Yes, I am an American living in Los Angeles. Go Ben Spies.

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