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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conspiracy theory - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:58 AM

Oh no, another conspiracy theory.. LOL!! ...or just another lame excuse for this under performer. Funny how all the other Yamaha riders did just fine with their steeds. When you can't deliver, there has to be some sort of equipment is never the rider's fault.


July 30, 2012 2:11 AM

Is this really a race bike site...what the heck is all this satanist crap.

By the case you are all confused all this Jewish Symbology originated from egyptian hieroglyphs. the so called star of David is the imposition of 2 pyramids overlaying each other which meant King (The upright pyramid) and Priest (the upside down pyramid) which ironically was given for Jesus as he was both King and Priest.

Anyway...weird crash...I have not seen the other footage but for sure he seemed planted in the corner then the sudden rear end fall away..which is odd because a good planted rear end usually drops the front end out not the rear (if any were to give out at that time). I.e rear plants front oversteers then hooks up into a high side. Or rear is planted builds drive confidence & rider pushes front into a low side... but bad luck. this guy is still good just has to get it together.

GoForIt - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 2:24 AM

Foly Huck! Enough already!

This guy just can't get all the pieces together. Most not his fault, some are. But to watch this year's Ben Spies I can almost not remember what he has been since AMA days to WSB to Rookie of the Year.

A solid, fast rider just collapsing. Hopefully he will get out alive this year and start next year fresh.

As to the posters going on about "another excuse", I suppose I would be saying the same thing if Ben weren't from my home, but watching the video, you really just need to leave this one alone.

Wacko - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:13 AM

What a doosh bag parade! All of the shameless posters on here slamming Ben Spies when he could have died had this failed anywhere else on that track! Was Simoncelli's death not enough for you prepubescent ghouls! If there is no high level investigation into this failure it will be a complete travesty and an afront to the sport. No wonder the guy has no faith in what they are putting under him. Oh and he was running away from Cal and Dovi for Fourth when this happened BTW!

Speedy recovery Ben!


July 30, 2012 3:28 AM
Last Edited 1216 days ago

So the retard Spies haters are out again, what a shock! The swing arm explodes on his bike during a high speed turn(confirmed fact), whilst he is leaving Dovi and Crutchlow in his wake. Another BS bike failure for Spies on the so called best team in GP. Total crap, first 2 races run on a cracked sub-frame, tires literally coming apart in 2 other races, food poisoning, a visor failure in the rain, now this! Obviously the Euro**** Lin Jarvis is sabotaging his efforts to either get: Crutchlow or Rossi in the factory seat. Can't wait to see that utter failure next year!

DC - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:55 AM

The point where the swing arm collapsed on Ben's bike is the highest loading point for the entire suspension at Laguna Seca. The suspension basically bottoms out at that point on the track for everyone.

This is the kind of crap Mary was screaming at the techs about. This is MOTO FREAKING GP. The pinnacle of the sport. The crew is supposed to be better than this. While I absolutely DO NOT condone Mary's behavior in publicly verbally abusing a Yamaha tech, she does kind of have a point. This crap is getting VERY old. Wherever Ben rides in 2013, he better not take Houseworth and this crew with him. They suck.

IMDB - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:14 AM

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FZ1 - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:49 AM

The idiots on this site never cease to boggle the demonstrated by their handle on the English language. Spies is a #1 rider pushed into a #2 position by the powers that Jarvis.

I don't blame Spies for being put off by this joke of a support system. They should be putting the same effort into Spies as Lorenzo. Maybe Rainey is running the show in the background. He always made sure his team mate was second string. Spies has too much talent to accept that. The guy is a champion and should be treated as such. Looking forward to Spies getting back to his winning ways.

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