MotoGP » Lorenzo to Ben Spies: Stay calm and focused

“I don't think it's a question of talent or speed... If Ben is focused and calm he can be on the podium and sometimes win” – Jorge Lorenzo.

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July 21, 2012 11:18 PM
Last Edited 1299 days ago

@ Cammyspop

I absolutley agree with Yamaha if they decide to go after Valentino Rossi. Highest profile, most recognizable face on the planet when it comes to motorcycle racing. Add in Marlboro's truck load of cash and it is a no brainer to me.

And Hemmy you are entitled to your opinion as am I. I personally do not believe for one second that manufacturers only care about right now.

If that were the case then we would not be having the discussion about Valentino coming back to Yamaha. And further more you saying that Cal should be considered is kinda funny. I guess his less than stellar last few races had circumstance, not excuses mind you that allow you to overlook his latest results.

I would not get up on that soap box just yet. The fat lady aint sung just yet. But she sure sounds like she is getting warmed up.

Sam - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 5:56 PM

Alright, Spies doesn't get updates first...blah blah blah...

C'mon he jumped on the bike that won 4 premier class titles back to back. and what did Spies produce out of it?? no disrespect, but likes of spies cannot do much in GP series. all these superbike riders can perform well up to a certain level. Spiesis not motogp material, he'd best get back to WSBK and try his best. sorry spies, time to go....

Respect - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 6:52 PM


Yeah right, the only rider (other then the "Aliens") in the GP series to win a dry race, but he doesn't have what it takes to ride in premier class...If that's really what you think, then you're a lousy judge of talent pal.

Sam - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 7:27 PM
Last Edited 1298 days ago

@ by respect

I didn't judge his talent mate. I just said SBK riders cannot do much in GP series and that's a fact. he's not trained for GP series like most of the GP riders. he just came into the series from SBK and I know how he won that dry race. I can't understand why some people are actually backing Spies for no good reason.

EDIT by CRASH.NET - insulting remark removed, keep it civil please

Respect - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 7:49 PM


You're contradicting yourself pal. If a rider is not trained in the GP series he cannot adapt? Bullsh!t!
Do you not remember that there happens to be an ex-AMA SBK rider (Nicky Hayden) that won the MOTO-GP championship in 2006, or does your knowedge base only extend back a few short years? And if you have to be "GP trained", then where are all the wins from the GP trained riders? You are showing your lack of racing knowledge, as your lot usually do on this site.

Sam - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 8:53 PM

Lol, with all due respect Nicky hayden won his title with less wins compared to Rossi and he was so so lucky, plus he had that Honda under him. Then why he didn't win anymore after that?? lol Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Simoncelli(RIP).... all started from lower categories, and by lower i don't mean 125cc, I mean mini moto kind of category. History says non-gp riders cannot perform az GP riders. Thats a plain fact.

Respect - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 9:15 PM

Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner, even the great Agostini, won every championship based on total points scored, not race wins! That's just how it works pal, now deal with it! Sounds like sour grapes to me. I'm beginning to get the impression that where ever you're from, hasn't produced many GP champs of late :-(

Wacko - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 10:15 PM

RE: History says non-gp riders cannot perform az GP riders. Thats a plain fact. Posted By SAM.

Umm you might want to run that last thought through again sport. Spencer, Lawson, Rainey, Schwantz all won championships before Nicky and all came from Superbikes. There are also about a dozen other guys who came from Superbikes who won races, poles and podiums as well. This argument is about as old as dirt. The "GP riders" you folks seem so hell bent on bragging about, not inconsequentially, came into prominence with the adaptation of "modern technologies"(Electronics, Metallurgy and Composites in particular).

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