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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Ker Ballik - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:20 PM

Of course Spies is staying on the Yam next year,I'm a Brit+i hope he stays,u cant lose that talent overnight.As long asits another english speaker on a factory bike i dont care,i cant be having all these foreign types and their comedy languages hogging the podium.

gg_hh - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:32 PM

Spies is definitely being bested by the Tech 3 boys at the moment. The excitement of him being next alien is looking less and less likely now. If he resigns with the factory team for next season it's definitely based on past accomplishments as he's been underwhelming so far in 2012. Speaking from my heart though, I really want to be wrong and see him up there with Stoner and Lorenzo fighting for wins every race. I can still hope, I guess.

Wacko - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:34 PM

MotoGP is a four bike show now. The fact that the two remaining Hondas are on the podium regularly just adds to the pressure on Ben. His ride is the most highly sought after in the world right now! Rossi, Hayden, Dovi and Cal all want it and Ben knows that. All of them are worthy of a Factory Bike, but they simply don't exist at the moment. I suspect that Jorge will hold the deciding vote in this though. I suspect that his new Contract states as much. I have no idea what kind of relationship Ben and Jorge have privately or at work. But I'll bet he prefers this over the wall he had before! Best of luck to Ben, his performance has been steadily improving and I think he'll do fine barring any more team or tire related setbacks.

Wacko - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:41 PM

Nobody (except Philip Morris) wants to spend advertising dollars on a team that will never feature on TV. Who wouldn't want to see Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW and Aprilia and maybe even KTM in MotoGP? My Money is still on a Michael Jordan/Kevin Schwantz/Pepsi/Suzuki squad. But Ezpelata's crew is failing miserably to attract sponsorship money to the series. And perpetually medling with the rules is keeping them away in droves! Perhaps he needs to do lunch with Bill France and learn a few things about promotion! My god if Nascar can flourish in this economy why in the heck can't MotoGP?

DC - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 6:59 PM

Because NASCAR somehow gets people to identify with their favorite drivers. I've seen people get in fist fights over their favorite driver being better than the other guy and such.

I'll be honest, I still don't have a clue why NASCAR is so popular.

wind your neck in enanu,crutchlow is riding far better than spies,and bens on the works bike, same tyres too. he has no defence nor glory. as for yanks in gp, spies is lookin more and more like edwards another passport rider flop. when you look at hayden closely, on the poor performing ducati,hes beginning to look like, by far the best yank in there. most wins, world title, never gives up. maybe he would be the better rider on a works yamaha

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