MotoGP » Ben Spies 'optimistic' after Aragon test

"We were mainly fine-tuning the bike and the results seem good. I'm positive for the rest of the year" - Ben Spies.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 5:24 PM

I think Spies + Pramac are a bad combination. The only guy to do anything with that team is Hector Barbera, and if he gets booted for Spies, well thats a butt hurt load of karma.

emladin - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 6:56 PM

His Tech3 season was pretty good and so was his first year on the Factory bike. But this year?? Why the struggles?

"Another source reports that the control that Spies and his crew had over the setup of their bike was limited, with Yamaha asking the Texan to help test parts for Lorenzo's title chase."

I believe this to be the biggest issue for Ben this year.


September 06, 2012 8:17 PM

re: "Hard to say how he would do on the Ducati His riding style is different then any other riders in MotoGP"

he would suck balls is what. his riding style is not different then any other riders in MotoGP, he relies/relied on the same technique as ross.


September 06, 2012 8:34 PM

@ pcxmac

I know Barbera is your man, but he hasn't done anything on the Ducati aside from some pretty good FP laps and a front row start (..which still didn't amount to anything).

@ shamarone

I agree that Spies will likely struggle on the Ducati.

jakerbomb - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 8:34 PM

I hope he signs with them barbera has been in motogp wayyy to long and finally after several years they'll have a rider with some talent who can bring them back to the podium. I know its a long shot but if anyone can do it, it's spies.

vonich - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 9:02 PM

It's too early to say if spies will struggle with Ducati. I know a lot had suffer riding a ducati. Who knows maybe ducati will work this year and have more success than in the past season with rossi.

Hemmy - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 11:11 PM

@Realist, well your say Hector has 'done nothing' on the Ducati, but i think thats quite unfair to be honest.

He's beaten a factory rider 4 out of 9 races, thats not bad going for a satellite rider, let alone a satellite Ducati rider.

It's really diffcult to judge how good a rider like Barbera is as he's been on 'not so good' bikes in Moto GP from the start.

Id love to see how he goes on a 'decent' bike. The same goes for Hayden, RdP, Bautista, et all.

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