MotoGP » Spies' rotten luck continues at Brno

'I'm really disappointed not just for me but for the team as they've done an excellent job this weekend' - Ben Spies

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wtf - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 9:40 AM

We need more conspiracy theories, the last thread that got locked made me laugh so much. Maybe Wilco Zeelenburg sabotaged his clutch to stop him beating Jorge?

Angrybird - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 10:42 AM

After all, Ben isn't a Motogp Champion material. Just a grand prix winner by luck...I suppose. Live with It and forget all the excuses and conspiracy theories!

DDD - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 1:31 PM

Did anyone notice him riding around the outside of the Ducatis? Yes the Yamaha is sweet through the corners but soooo embarrassing, and an indictment of Ducati that he could ride around the outside. He looked like an A grader in a B grade field.

On Ducati, I cannot understand how Rossi cannot get it to work, the chassis is like a Yamaha now, Aluminum box, and still he cannot get feel in the front. Maybe spin the engine the other direction?


August 27, 2012 2:33 PM

"Did anyone notice him riding around the outside of the Ducatis?"

Well the talk in Brno is that he'll be ON a Ducati next year. Pramac team rider with Iannone according to Matt Birt of MCN.


August 29, 2012 1:31 PM

Sure the clutch problem looked like bad luck, but the crash? No. By his own admission he made a mistake and crashed. It looked like yet another case of him riding beyond the limits of the bike and rider. In other words a rookie error.


August 29, 2012 1:35 PM

@Angrybird yes he is a grand prix winner by luck. Spies won his one GP because Marco made a mistake and took a few riders out of contention. Without that Ben would not have won that race.

Ben is fast and talented, no arguments from me there, but he is not consistent. He has trouble putting in twenty odd consecutive fast laps. Just occasionally he manages it, but only occasionally. He's had some bad luck this year, but one race win in almost two years on a factory bike does not mark him as a title contender.


August 29, 2012 4:09 PM

Luck is all part of racing,it could be said that if Stoner didn't hurt himself Cal wouldn't have gotten a podium this past weekend..I guess he got lucky as well?
It is fact that last year Spies was almost always one of the fastest guys on the track..if you can make it to the checkered flag in these races you can count yourself lucky.

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