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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Me - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:17 PM

If Ben stopped throwing the bike down the road he might find it works a bit better the next day.

Lorenzos enginge blow up when it was on its side Bens blew up the day after it had been on its side anyone notice a pattern?

Why would Yamaha stop ben taking points from the Hondas.


August 20, 2012 4:41 PM

The finishing record for the Yamaha team must be running about 50%. I think this reflexes on the quality of the whole Yamaha organization in a very poor way. My next motorcycle won't be a Yamaha for sure.


August 20, 2012 4:48 PM

Im Hoping that with all the electronics on these bikes that they can at least know the signs of a motor going south..Compression & Oil Pressure would surely be monitored after a highside like Spies had.
From what Ben Said about it losing power it sure sounds like it Dropped a Valve or spun a piston ring.
Cals bike has been on the Ground just as much but no engine failures.
Something just not right at Yamaha..It would be best for both parties if they parted ways now..How can Spies be expected to ride his bike(s) at 100% after these last 2 Races..He has got to be alittle worried about whats coming next.

Class Act - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:49 PM


Ben signed plenty of autographs at Laguna Seca, this year and the previous ones. After the pre-event press conference he came out of the tent and hopped on his scooter, and a little girl about six years old came up shyly and asked if she could have a picture with him. Ben pulled her over to his scooter and put his arm around her, smiling while the little girl's father took pictures.

markg - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 5:10 PM

'When your own countryman are asking for an autograph and you walk the otherway...'

Dont know where this comment comes from in association with Spies. He has no reputation at all of being anything other then generous and gracious with his time and the fans. I have seen him at a bunch of AMA events spending hours signing autographs with folks lined up.

V5Stroker - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 6:50 PM

I'm from the country where Sepang Circuit located and has been following Ben's races since his AMA days. If his bike blew one out of 10 races, then its bad luck. Yeah he had a few bad lucks in his WSBK 2009, but 2012 is unbeliveable. I don't think its Yamaha, could be the crew or something. Just move to WSBK Ben and come back in 2014 to ride a Suzuki or Aprilia

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 8:58 PM

Probably because almost everybody was blaming Lin Jarvis saying he was the one who said the thing to Ben and did sabotage his bike...a little far fetched for my taste, but has some very outspoken types in their comments

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