MotoGP » Luckless Spies hopes to eradicate tyre issues in Italy

'Having found something that worked on Sunday we were then unfortunately compromised by a lack of side grip so were unable to ride to our full potential' - Ben Spies

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Brian C. - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 12:18 PM

Dear Elbowz:

Can you please find that form you had in WSBK and last year and bring it to the table, lest you lose your ride to Dovi or Crutchlow! Given that Hayden may be out of a ride next year, you're our last hope as an American in MotoGP. We all know poor Edwards isn't having fun...

George - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 12:21 PM

Nothing to do with bad luck, more to do with his lack of ability.

He'd do well to beat Rossi in the championship let alone Dovi-it will be a sad day the day yamaha extend his contract.

Whato - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 12:22 PM

Go back to WSB Ben, your taking a seat that another more suitable rider can use and perhaps challenge for the title.
Hayden would be ideal, at least he tries and has the skills to ride around tyre problems.
I'm sure Dovi and Crutchlow would be only to happy to take your seat also.


July 10, 2012 12:33 PM

What has not being able to look after your tyres got to do with luck? Everyone knew the 2012 tyres would go off more than those of last year, it's the rider's job to adapt to differences.

MotoGP is on a completely different level than WSBK, so they shouldn't be compared as if they were on the same level. Many WSBK riders have tried and failed in MotoGP, after all.


July 10, 2012 12:58 PM

@ George

Labelling as having a lack of ability just brands you as having a lack of brains or understanding... The guy won SBK in his FIRST ATTEMPT!!! And we have all seen what he can do on a MotoGP bike. Oh, and don't even try label me as a fanboy, as I am actually a Stoner fan.

TalentFan - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 1:03 PM

It was always going to be easy for anyone to get it a fraction wrong with set-up at the Sachsenring given the consitions, and Ben's been having problems already so that makes it even easier to mess up. The margin for error must be very small. I really hope Mugello is consistently dry throughout so that when the flag drops on Sunday, there can be a real demonstration of all riders' racing ability, speed and competitive spirit off as level a playing field as we can get. As for the 'off-topic' CC/Duke/VR stuff... well if it happens maybe VR won't have quite the political clout he's used to now? In any case, CC is tough, outspoken and a terrier - I can't see him being messed about or intimidated by VR at all - CC will fight his corner on track and off-it. In fact - can you see a 'handbags at dawn' fracas like VR had with Max? More likely CC would just lay VR out & worry about the consequences later!


July 10, 2012 1:10 PM

So Nick636, WSBK and MotoGP are on the same level? You've got to be kidding me. How many successful WSBK riders have tried and failed in MotoGP? A lot, and Spies so far is just another rider to that list.

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