MotoGP » Luckless Spies rues more misfortune


Ben Spies's awful run of luck continues at Indianapolis as an engine blow scuppers a probable first podium of the season.

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AG08 - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:24 AM

Too much bad luck for a rider in a season.. But I don't think it was some conspiracy.. Jorge too had an engine blow up in 2009.. And the others, I think, were the inefficiency of his team..

I was positive he would win this one.. He was faster and consistent than anybody this weekend.. But as always, something would F#@k things up... But he proved his doubters wrong.. I am happy for that..

WeWeWe - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:52 AM

We got up this morning and We ate some cornflakes , but We spilled some down our t shirt ,Whats all this WE business from motogp riders ? are they insane , are they schizophrenic?

Luckless - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:41 AM

Luckless Yamaha? More like grand saboteurs. Nice to see Yamaha trying to send another of their riders into a wheelchair permanently. Yamaha, you disgust me.

Boo - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 8:16 AM

Perhaps he punched a puppy in a former life, but I don't think Spies's poor fortune is down to a conspiracy theory. What exactly do Yamaha have to gain by putting its rider in such a position?

Obviously, their relationship is fractured, but really Spies's fortune has been determined by a series of random factors this year originating from himself, Yamaha and Bridgestone. In isolation people wouldn't bat an eyelid, but they just happen to have strung together.

trr - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:50 PM

I am not from the US, I dont even like their politics that much but hey, this situation with Spies is far beyond bad luck. The guy was fastest in the morning warmup, otherwise Lorenzo would have been the first Yamaha. Bad things happen once or twice in a while, but his series in 2012 can not be coincidence. Not saying anything about sabotage but if he has a really bad relationship with the racing manager, then especially after his early announcement, a racing manager has a thing or two to teach a lesson with. Anyone who doubt that, have not ever met a real corporate ass...human nature, vengeance and power are not that far away from each other. I may be wrong, but the thing that Spies happily leaves the best bike of the series, tells something.

olek135i - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:51 PM

Maybe he would have better karma if he didn't run away from people when they asked him for his autograph. When your own countryman are asking for an autograph and you walk the otherway, it might just be bad karma. When you do it multiple times to different people, it adds up. In his defense he wasn't like that last year at indy, but this year he was. The fans make your career, sometimes you need to stop and sign a couple of autographs. The only other rider like that at indy was Casey. Rossi, Lorenzo, Cal, Dovi were all super cool, Ben was not.

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