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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Mad Phil - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 4:26 PM

@Cammyspop.nonsense man trying to compare Wsbk to 3rd rate football in 'your football analogy' is bo77ocks!Anyone that cant go to even a club meet + come away satisfied after a good days racing regardless of the level of machinery is denying themselves.If u dont think the regs in MotoGp have turned it into the 2 wheeled equivalent of F1 then i suggest u lose the elitist attitude,take the blinkers off+go out a watch some real competitive motorsport.


July 11, 2012 5:24 PM

Who makes these headlines for this site? It would seem they want to convince everyone that Spies cannot come to grips with the tires, yet for two straight articles Spies has clearly stated that he missed on the set-up at at the Sachsenring, which prevented him from having the side bite that he needed. He he was open, honest, and stated the truth. Nevertheless, this site keeps banging on as if Spies said his tires are the problem, which clearly he didn't. Was the truth just not controversial enough, so you felt that you had to add to it and read something entirely different from his statement? Why don't you people just report the facts and not imply that riders are saying things which clearly they are not? Good journalism is not yellow journalism, so just stop with it already!


July 11, 2012 6:25 PM

lolololol.... so much butthurt around here... how do you people manage to let yourselves get so worked up over the interwebs... fighting over sh*t you obviously dont even know about... for instance the reason i am posting is because of the idiot that said Cal "bulldozed the competition" what championship were you watching... cal got lucky that year if you ask me, that was lavertys championship and his bike lost it for him... even if cal was still to win it would be far from "bulldozing" what did cal do in wsbk on a championship winning bike... oh yeah pretty much nothing... no podiums or poles in gp, no laps lead... sure cal was on better form for awhile, but he is matching spies at best now and when spies is on cal cant even dream of taking it to him... congratulations to cal for having a good run but the fan girls need to calm down and look at reality and not just what they are hopeful for.


July 11, 2012 6:28 PM

cal fans need to worry about whats going to happen when spies signs... because if you have forgotten already, B-rad already has a tecch 3 seat, and if you think they will take cal over dovi you're nuts... cal will be lucky to get a ducati ride or CRT ride


July 11, 2012 7:30 PM

@ 1motion

Herve has already offered Crutchlow an extension contract for next year (though he's likely to decline it in favour of the factory Ducati ride). No offers have been made to Dovi yet. And Smith is now far from certain for the promotion to MotoGP even though he has a watertight contract. That one could get legal.

danny powell - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 7:42 PM
Last Edited 1307 days ago

to all ben spies fans ben is on a factory bike and he cant even beat dovi that is disgraceful.get him gone from yamaha. ben spies has got no chance of becoming a alien and he wont even get a win this year mark my words.

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King Clam - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 8:08 PM

Danny Powell gravitates to Ben Spies Threads like flies on dog dookey. The most capable person is on that bike now an for the foreseeable future! Only way Spies is going anywhere is if he follows Caseys lead and departs this farcical series!

chaind - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 8:34 PM

All the people here that think Crutchlow is so great. How come he has no podiums (nor wins) in two years. The way I see it, Ben Spies has 6 podiums to date. Where are Crutchlow results? Just running 5th in the championship (which Spies did 5th and 6th place for the last two years, Cal placed 12th last year) nearing halfway is no sign of greatness. Ben did just as good or better, than Cal, with the same equipment. I can understand people saying Dovi deserves better, but what has Cal done that Ben hasn't. To run around thinking you are better is one thing, but to sit back in your chair and say this person would do so much better is plain silly. You have no idea what someone would do with a better opportunity. I am not trying arm chair racing, but some of you people are plain crazy, thinking you know all about whats going on out there! The racers nor the teams even know how events will unfold. Cal has shown a flash of brilliance, but its far to early to think it is anything more. Show me

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