MotoGP » Frustration as Spies loses out to Dovi again


Ben Spies notches up another fourth place result in Germany, but finishes behind Andrea Dovizioso again.

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Suck it and see - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 11:32 PM

Spies is no good. If you can't see that by now then you are lost. Too bad the politics blocks other riders. Yeah I'd like to see Cal on that bike. Do I think Cal would be the next choice or even the best choice? No. One thing is for sure, it's wasted on Spies. Iannone or Luthi would do better.

Ben Spies GP rider courtesy of Yamaha USA. He'll make a dogs dinner of things next year guaranteed!

Let's cut to the chase. Last year Cal was outside of, the top ten and no calls for him to be sacked. Now that he does better, you call for him to take Spies seat on the factory M1, which isn't different enough from the Tech3 bike this year for a rider to not be able to overcome any technological advantage.

Some say Spies sucks this year. Yet he's actually led a race and went for the lead in another, has Cal?
NO

Spies has podiumed on the earlier spec M1 at Tech3, has Cal? NO

Anyone putting money on Cal beating Ben at Laguna or Indy this year? The more you beat up on Spies to big up Crutchlow the worse you make it for both of these riders, who are pretty dmn good.

RocketR1

July 10, 2012 2:21 AM

Crutchlow fans don't seem to remember his 2011 season(I don't blame them)..they think because he has done well in 5 out of 8 races this season that he is the next motogp champ..get a grip!!
Don't worry he will tame the Ducati next season cause he can ride like stoner..well he thinks he can anyways lol!

UncleSam

July 10, 2012 2:47 AM

Coming to a store near you, just in time for the MotoGP silly season, The Ben Spies Signature Series Knicker De-twister! This product could not have been released at a more opportune time, as the twisted knicker situation worldwide appears to have grown to near epidemic proportions. Once available, Ben Spies will no longer be the cause of your twisted knickers, but instead the solution. So rally around Spies and make twisted knickers a thing of the past!

Respect - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 4:58 AM

@ UncleSam

"Once available, Ben Spies will no longer be the cause of your twisted knickers, but instead the solution. So rally around Spies and make twisted knickers a thing of the past!"

Brilliant post!!! Made me LOL!!!



wow - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 10:49 AM

Firstly in WSBK Tardozzi gifted Spies his WC due to no team orders at Ducati, granted it was an excellent effort in a rookie year by Spies but lady luck was on his side.
Posted by Gnasher

Are you insane?

Spies:
- Race 1 at Phillip Island - failed to score points (16 p. ) after a first lap tangle with Biaggi and Haslam
(Leon Haslam pass Max from outside at turn two slightly cutting Max line forcing him too hard brake (Max didn't see him) and to sit up and take Ben with him who was behind Max).
- Race 1 at Valencia - his own fault - lost the front trying to catch Max Neukirchner for second p.
- Race 2 at Assen - his own fault - big crash - rear tyre on the grass (like Edwards 2006 in MOTO GP). NOTE: Ben was leading.
- Race 1 at Monza - empty fuel tank at the end of the race when he was leading - coasted to the line gaining only one point.
- Race 2 at Kyalami - sidelined by a mechanical failure. NOTE: Ben was leading.
- Race 2 at Misano - a clutch problem (seven points gained).
- R

wow - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 10:50 AM

cont.

- Race 1 at Brno - was taken out of the race by M. Fabrizio, NOTE: Ben was leading.
- Race 1 at Imola - problem with electronics (only 70% of full throttle).
- Race 2 at Imola - run of the track (nearly clash with Biaggi when Simoncelli makes hard move).
- Race 2 at Magny Cours - problem with front tyre (13 points gained).

Haga:
- Race 2 at Monza - collision with bird on first lap when he was leading and after one lap later big crash.
- Race 2 at Donongton - his own fault - high-side and big crash from second p. trying to catch Ben Spies at front.
- Race 2 at Nirbutgring - collision with J. Rea. NOTE: Nori was leading.
- Race 1 at Portimao - his own fault - lost the front when holding 5 p.

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