MotoGP » Ben Spies strong on opening day at Indy


"We'll try the softer tyres tomorrow to see if we can pick up some speed for qualifying, but for the race set-up the bike is good" - Ben Spies.

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Marek Piechulaq - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 10:38 PM

Ben at last looks to be comfortable on the MotoGP bike. It is just practice but if he can turn this into his race pace, then there is no reason why he couldn't fight at least for a podium.

I wonder if there is any place in MotoGP that Ben could take to get a ride for next year. If not, his (hopefully) decent results that are still to come this year would be just his swansong. However, probable return to WSBK doesn't mean tragedy. As we all know, the series is getting better every year and provides great spectacle for everyone.

billace - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 10:44 PM

Maxpart,

Then who should stay? He is the only other rider outside of the top 3 to get a win in the last few seasons? The grids will get very thin the day Carmelo hires you...

Vilas

August 17, 2012 10:48 PM

When we wach some of te videos that Ben is talcking about Motogp we see that he learn what its need to make te but most of the times he couldn t know how to find the solutions for be fast, but he said when he can put thingh together i can be fast and is showing that him every track that he was fast, some of then he had bad lucky this year but like we wach today Indy allways was one of the best for him, I enjoy when the rider at home can be competitive, since he dont win at Asen this year i would enjoy a lot waching him winning im America would be very nice for him.. Good luck Ben

CreepyToast

August 17, 2012 10:53 PM

"yeah yeah , next most un likeable guy in moto gp after stoner "

K.N.O.B.E.N.D. comment

Spies is a cool guy. I'm a Brit, so I know what is cool, and Elbowz is it. Glad he is leaving the circus and going to where the racing is at! Other MotoGP racers will realise the same soon. Good luck Ben!

infamous

August 17, 2012 11:03 PM

Whoa Spies is already on race pace it seems, he could very well be fighting for the win unless he continues his unlucky streak that would rival Roy Sullivan (man struck by lightning...7 different times).

Still waiting on what he plans to do for next year, if he'll go to WSBK with BMW...or if he is still holding out for Suzuki to surprise us all.

TalentFan

August 17, 2012 11:13 PM

I'm another Brit who's more than happy to see BS making a positive start to the weekend. He's had a lousy time this season and while I know its a dog-eat-dog world in MotoGP, every rider needs a bit of luck riding with them, and all Ben's luck has been bad this year. I'm glad to see him showing some real solid fast pace and confidence.
As well as that - lets face it we need more guys up the pointy end every weekend to try and salvage what has been a pretty poor season for real elbow-to-elbow racing.

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