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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there there now - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 9:00 PM


I do not know if your seen it but i totally agreed with your points about VR and he is no longer the GOAT also totally agree, Crash is out of order, they could just say post deleted but it appears that's too much trouble, thanks for letting me know.


July 18, 2012 9:48 PM

Hiroshi Aoyama was a 250cc champion, not a MotoGP champion. Max Biaggi won the 250cc championship four times but never came close to winning in the premier class, yet he is likely to win the WSBK championship for a second time this year...

Aoyama is an exception, granted.

Marco Melandri is a 250cc champion and a 5 time MotoGP race winner, on a 990, but he didn't do squat on an 800, yet he is winning in WSBK.

And please, the difference in weight between a MotoGP and Super bike is negligable.

Ben stoner - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 9:56 PM

Bens using stoners excuses, he wont cut in moto gp , one lucky race win , same as tony elias years earlier, and a few others , yamaha just want him for marketing in the usa

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 10:52 PM

I swear there are people commenting on here that have never thrown a leg over a Bike..Saying JLO would automatically win on a Superbike is like saying Lewis Hamilton would win a Nascar Race,Max Biaggi who finished as runner up in both 500cc and MotoGP has one WSBK title to his Credit sence 2007 and was beaten handily by Ben Spies,Marco Melandri has won numerious motogp races but hasn't won a WSBK title as of yet.
Really can't compare one series with the other..Totally different riding styles.


July 18, 2012 10:55 PM

"And please, the difference in weight between a MotoGP and Super bike is negligable."

It's not even the weight. The greater grip and the power delivery of a MotoGP bike make it harder work to ride, not the other way round.


July 18, 2012 11:11 PM

@The Bad Guy the thing you overlook is that Biaggi was already getting on a bit in bike racing terms when he won that first WSBK championship. Even now at over forty years of age he's leading the championship. Who knows what he could have done had he ridden in superbikes in his prime?

Similar comments could be made about Checa. But his record in grands prix is not nearly as impressive as Biaggi's.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 11:58 PM

How many Seasons was Checa in WSBK before he won the Title,and perhaps over the Years he changed his riding style to suit the he was on the best bike on the grid that season.
Biaggi also had raced 3 seasons before winning the title on a bike that was built around him and is as close to a motogp bike as one could be.
Two distinctively different riding styles and i would be very surprised to see a rider who could dominate in both WSBK & MotoGP,Ben Spies is a perfect example but Biaggi,Checa,Melandri & Aoyama show its a double edged sword.

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