MotoGP » Ben Spies hoping 'issues' end at Brno


“I'm looking forward to getting straight back on the bike here at one of my favourite tracks to see if we can finally have a good weekend with no issues” – Ben Spies.

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Strongbad71 - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:07 PM

I know some say that this engine that blew up was the same one he crashed with on Saturday, so its his fault. But shouldn't the team inspect the engine to see if there is going to be fault? Or is it just luck at that point? Did Stoner use the same engine that he crashed, cause that one was fine... Guess the conspiracy theory cannot be proven.

Marc - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:09 PM

It's always curious when one rider on a team has all the problems and bad luck and the other team-mate doesn't. It could be just coincidence or something else i.e. team setting him up to fail. I can't see his mechanics setting him up but if the overall team manager is giving him inferior components then it may be a problem. Granted some of the problems were tire related so those are not caused by the team. Nevertheless, I think Spies rides hard all the time and doesn't deserve the treatment he's received from management.

Straight Facts - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:18 PM

Spies mum Mary said she spoke with Lin Jarvis, who is shocked about Ben's run of bad luck. She also asked people to 'lay off' Jarvis, that he's not the bad guy. Source: Mary Spies Facebook page.

Ben has had good/bad luck at Brno in the past. In 2009 he was leading WSBK Race 1 when Fabrizio made an ill-advised lunge to pass him and took both riders out of the race. Ben came back to win Race 2.

Here's hoping Spies has a good race for a change.

notfastenuff - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:30 PM

I think all the people slagging ben off this year are going to have to eat thier words next season whatever championship he ends up in.
This guys a class act and very fast,just having a bad season it happens.
By the way i'm not american,i'm british and know an excellent rider who's world class when i see one.

django - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:40 PM

if i were spies,i check out my owne bike . it can be so that he will lose his front wheel this time,or a broken chain . anything is posible with his bike .

lean two

August 22, 2012 5:13 PM

ya gata beleive their gona tripple check everything on the bike, his gear, and the his frig, his water bottle lol...

And when all the stars align, Ben will be right where he belongs... back on the Podium!!!! Go Ben, Go!!!!

muvova

August 22, 2012 5:53 PM

I for one do not believe Yamaha would sabatoge and American riders bike at the only two US venues, why would they purposley have two mechanical failures on US soil? It would only make them look bad... not Ben. Granted I do believe he is getting leftovers from JLo.

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