MotoGP » Ben Spies accident caused by 'broken swingarm'

"Had a solid 4th wrapped up till the swingarm decided to break" - Ben Spies.

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July 30, 2012 1:32 AM

re: "NO WAY! The broken swingarm was simply a result of the crash, impact with the pavement."

was this the same bike from the highside...? perhaps it WAS damaged in a crash...? just not the one in the screw.

paul - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:36 AM

Two sides of the Spies debacle:

Spies has had legitimate bike issues for 4or5 races without a doubt!! Poor crew?? Poor management?? Poor engineering?? Whatever.
His attitude is already on the poor side, but he demoralized himself early on in the season, and simply doesnt have the mature character to continue!!! Mom has to go home as well!


July 30, 2012 1:45 AM

re: "Superbike planet is reporting that people in the corkscrew saw the back end of his bike drop before the crash."

yeah, something definitely broke then. as the inventors of the custom car scene, nobody knows better what a vehicle looks like when it suddenly drops on it's suspension than a californian. :D

next item up for bids...? the ROSSI crash.

gsxr1k - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:47 AM

That was crazy. Watching it during the race, I thought he just highsided it, but if you watch the replay in slow motion you can watch the whole tail section just drop down on to the rear wheel right at the apex of the right hand turn.

Insane. This guy can't buy a break this year.


July 30, 2012 1:50 AM

re: "Spies has had legitimate bike issues for 4or5 races without a doubt!! Poor crew?? Poor management?? Poor engineering??"

nope, the answer is D. no money. see, just like i've been saying. cash is the common denominator for the 3 things you mention.


July 30, 2012 1:56 AM

re: "The reason im annoyed is because for all MotoGP fans/spectators that DONT follow this stuff up on social media/websites, they all think that the rider is at fault and dismiss him as a second class rider."

pfft, laymen.

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