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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Tcrook21 - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 5:03 AM

These are Dov's thoughts on Ben Spies today,
Andrea Dovizioso- “It would have been nice to have kept the podium sequence going for a fourth race in a row but we have to be very satisfied with today's result because it was the best we could achieve when you consider the pace the top three have shown all weekend. Ben was doing a fantastic race and credit to him because he wasn't in the best physical condition. It is a big pity that he crashed because at the end of the race I am sure we could have had a really nice battle. It wasn't easy to stay with him and I was pushing really hard but when Ellison crashed there was a lot of sand on the track and I hit it and lost some time. It is a positive result and this busy period in the Championship has been very successful but we have to say the gap to the top three was very big.”
Ben was getting it done until the swing arm failure. Dovi was not at all concerned about Cal. Cal scares nobody. Notice Ducati resigned Hayden? That was also a Cal no

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 5:07 AM

Wow. Just wow. A litany of more uninformed comments that I've come to expect from the ninny's here.

Really? Fire Jarvis? He's sabotaging Spies efforts? I don't like the kind of things I'm seeing going on with Spies. I've been a fan since he was on a Valvoline Suzuki. What I saw from Jarvis after Spies crash was a look of concern. He saw the crash and then seemingly made sure his rider wasn't seriously injured.

As for the swing arm failure....who knows...could be a weakened spot at the edge of a weld bead...or a stress fracture caused by vibration...or simply a material defect. Even at MotoGP level, things can go awry. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that. In fact, it doesn't even take a numpty like myself, it's that obvious.

younowitsme - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 6:02 AM

I feel so bad for Spies. I've never seen in my entire life anyone have so much bad luck in their career or personal life. This is beyond random.

His team needs to be fired and Yamaha need to start giving him equal support as they do Lorenzo. Whatever *****s setup his bike are worse than worthless, they are dangerous.

If this keeps up this might kill Spies or another rider.

Fing A-hole Lin Jarvas.

Fing A-holes for a crew.

Yoshii - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 6:39 AM

A lot of really sick people on this website. Show some respect! he can ride a bike a million times better then anyone of you Internet trollz. he could have one hand tied behind his back and one eye closed and still but you by a mile so stop acting like you know more and disrespecting someone who is constantly risking everything while you sit back in you're chair and act worse then monkeys.

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