MotoGP » Guesswork puts Spies on front row


Ben Spies guesses his way to the front row at the Sachsenring after a failed on-board timer keeps him from knowing how he was performing.

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aeolus

July 07, 2012 5:15 PM

A lot of left hand turns on this track so los Americanos all did well. Maybe if Ben's lap timer had been working he might not have tried so hard. Hope this signals a fresh start for him.

Don-R

July 07, 2012 5:33 PM

A podium is only a matter of time for Spies, after which his re-signing with the factory team will be formally announced. I think Yamaha have been quite patient with him, but then winning a WC for a company buys you a lot of credit. Seems like Yamaha are just waiting for his anticipated return to form before making the new deal official. Better PR, I guess.

txbitt

July 07, 2012 5:43 PM
Last Edited 904 days ago

Spies is really going all out, maybe knowing that a deal is in the bag for next year has taken some pressure off. Would be nice to see him perform in the rain. Funny thing, was that on his second wild card Moto GP ride for Suzuki in hurricane like conditions at Indianapolis he did very well, and finished sixth that day. I think he has the potential to ride in the rain, just hasn't shown it yet. Maybe this weekend?

UncleSam

July 07, 2012 6:25 PM

Guesswork? I think you could have used a more flattering word to describe how he secured second on the grid. At no point does Spies state that he guessed at anything, so why infer that he did? No doubt had it been Crutchlow in the same situation, the headline would have read, "A determined effort, by a blind Crutchlow, results in an impressive front row start". Shame on you for such poor journalism. Crash.net is quickly becoming the site for trolls, written by trolls!

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