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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July 08, 2012 7:09 PM

It's beginning to look like Spies will say at Yamaha if he can at least finish in the top 5 with regularity. He is available in the off season for promotional events stateside which has to count for something. He blames setup issues for his showing and that may be but it's wearing thin.

Evel ken evil - Unregistered

July 08, 2012 7:10 PM

As I predicted last night....Ben choked again

The Ben fans can say there's nothing in it ,beat Lorenzo blah blah blah ,but Ben should be circulating with Lorenzo like stoner and pedrosa no chasing a bike made of parts the factory team reject, bens lucky today that cal made a mistake

It's embarrassing for Ben , I don't have anything against Ben but you have to ask your self if you were lyn Jarvis why would you sign him over dovi ?

It's like a 118 commercial ....dovi,s got bens number!!

He's 10th in the championships a whole 4 places behind the current whipping blog Rossi and everyone slags him off now

Works yam next season, I think not !

True - Unregistered

July 08, 2012 7:17 PM

I think Ben had to much toubles to deal!! Aim honest never expect to wach ben with so troubles after wach him 1 year.. i allways Think to me that style he had will never be good for Motogp but he did well on Tech 3 and also the 1 year on factory..!! The realaty is that Ben is allways worcking alone and its tuff.. Imagine is live allways play with that style he had allways win like that on Wsbk.. Now he had to change the setups to suit him, he can t count with Lorenzo because of diferent styles and he have to face the fact that The styles of other riders suit better prototips 4sure tis also play with is mind..!! Not an esay Job all hope he can t find better solutians for Him.. Because i will never forget him on one Yamaha r1 just amyzing hoe he beat Haga on Ducati.=).

Bens Pies - Unregistered

July 08, 2012 8:07 PM


This will go on for another 2 years. Next year Spies will begin to find his rhythem by round 12 and the year after he won't find it at all. By that time a penny will be dropping at Yamaha.


July 08, 2012 8:17 PM

Dont get me wrong.I am not hating on Ben,far from it,i have been willing him on all year.
But if i was the team manager,i would be looking at who has been bringing home the bacon.Ben or Dovi.
The answer is in the championship points table.


July 08, 2012 8:29 PM

Congratulations to Ben on your best finish ever at this venue! No doubt your progress will be acknowledged with a fat and well deserved new contract very soon! I have come to enjoy reading the post race rants by the usual clowns, thank you all for making me laugh. Spies is not going anywhere and all your moaning will not change that! He will remain a fixture in GP for years to come, and no doubt continue to be a thorn in your sides. Enjoy the racing chaps, because really, it is all you can do. Your opinions expressed on this site have no impact on the real world and your wishes have the same likelihood of being granted by a mystical Genie from a bottle, so why do you even bother?

vonich - Unregistered

July 08, 2012 8:29 PM

Knew that if it's dry race spies will have a hard time to keep the pace with dovi and cal as he was struggling on friday FP and warm-up session. I was actually hoping for a wet race for a change of futune. But unfortunately that is not the case. Anyway to finished forth still a solid result for him. It just looks bad because the satelite bike finished ahead of him. Roll on mugelo!


July 08, 2012 8:37 PM

"The target for anybody wishing to take Spies' seat is simple: beat Lorenzo. Short of doing that, there just isn't enough in it to persuade Yamaha to change their current line up."
Posted by Don-R

Do you think that seriously? Dovi beats Spies regularly with the satellite bike. He took 3 podiums with the less-supported bike, Spies took 0. Yamaha don't need a rider who can beat Lorenzo, but they need someone who is able to deliver podiums. Dovi deserves the factory seat much more than Spies. And I say that as a fan of BS.

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