MotoGP » Ben Spies - Q&A


An interview with Factory Yamaha MotoGP star Ben Spies conducted by Indianapolis Motor Speedway, venue for this weekend's eleventh round of the 2012 championship.

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RocketR1

August 16, 2012 8:18 PM

@Don-R
In your opinion can MotoGP survive on its Italian & Spanish Champions or will we see a continued downward spirial?
Ben Spies is 28 years old now..its almost safe to say that he will never be a force in MotoGP again with the young riders in Moto3 and Moto2 looking for a MotoGP seat.
I Do think Cameron Beaubier(USA) should probley be in Moto2 now if he has any chance of racing in the premier series,But no US sponser's/teams even seem interested in joining and plus Yamaha USA want to retain him.

BRIDGESTONE - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 8:35 PM

I IM HONEST I WOULD LIKE SPIES TO BE IN MOTOGP MORE THEN STONER.

AND FUNNY IS ROSSI SAID NOTHING BACK AT THE PRESS JUST TOTALY IGNORE STONER LIKE HE DOESNT EXIST.
THATS EVEN MORE PAINFULL FOR HIM, STONAIR LIKE AIR.

GREAT

Don-R

August 16, 2012 9:05 PM

@ RocketR1

I just hope the forthcoming 'customer prototype' from Honda can shake things up a bit and allow more riders to get seats in the class and show their worth there. That and hopefully new entries from Suzuki, BMW, and maybe Kawasaki or Aprilia. MotoGP will always survive because Euro sponsorship money will keep it afloat, but it's well on the road to becoming a depressingly provincial affair for a world series. IMO.

markg - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 2:17 AM

Yep it could be interesting if BMW becomes a force in MotoGP. Their Superbike is pretty much bad ass and it seem to me that the engineering talent at BMW might be able to put out a serious MotoGP machine. Of course with some development time, some decent riders and lots O' cash... Ducati has been disappointing for several seasons now, and they may not last in the prototype world. Need some other manufacturers in there and BMW could be cool, maybe Aprilia? Be neat if Suzuki managed something really competitive. But Im thinking more about something other then Japanese. Anyway, lots of money needed to field a serious effort, and the CRT bikes are lame, almost a different class of machine.

cyclopathic - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 7:17 AM

@Shuchit, re: I have never seen so much bad luck hitting any MOTOGP RIDER.

not conspiracy theory believer but it is almost like he has been sabotaged. My money his team is completely incompetent though.

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