MotoGP » Third time lucky for Ben Spies at Motegi?

Ben Spies has suffered early race incidents in both his previous Japanese MotoGP appearances

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greentean - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 2:26 PM

Of course its racing and with spies and iannone with hayden and dovi, ducati now has its best chance of success since the stoner days. Just so happens Spies is going to be on the team I wanted him to be on since day 1 in motogp.


October 09, 2012 3:06 PM

The same way Dani did it to Jorge,Cal,Dovi and Spies at Aragon only this time it will be Stoner ahead of them as well if he can ride and I would expect Bradl to be right up there,Motegi caters to all of Hondas strengths acceleration being the main one.
Ill be very surprised if a RCV isn't on top of the podium here.

9y8ui - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 4:44 PM

Lorenzo, Dani, Bradl, Crutchlow, Dovi...all in better form than Spies. Stoner should be better in his comeback as well. Even Rossi and Bautista have shown decent pace as of late. I don't see a podium for Mr. Spies this year.

At least he'll be faster than Abraham and Barbera, and should be quicker than an injured Hayden.

owo - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 4:49 PM

Why anyone would want to jump off a factory Yamaha onto a Ducati is beyond me. If Spies had a tough time on the Yamaha,which he did, what is he going to achieve on the Duke? 2 more wasted years coming up i fear.
Posted by The truth hurts.

No, just one year, his contact is for 2013 only. Maybe he is waiting Suzuki or someone else.

The truth hurts. - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 6:45 PM

I think you are missing my point.Whether its one or two year contract it makes little difference.If Spies couldnt win on one of the two best bikes on the grid,what hope does he have on a Ducati or Suzuki?
He has had a torrid time on the Yamaha it has to be said,and for a variety of reasons.But to leave them for Ducati when he has witnessed what has happened to Rossi doesnt really make much sense.If he was going to leave Yamaha,he may as well have left Motogp and gone back to WSBK where he would have more chance of success.

Markov - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 2:07 PM

The suzuki wasn't all that bad of a bike though just had some less than stellar riders. I mean their last years in motopg they had a new to the class bautista and an old capirossi, far from good talent. I think Spies would have a good shot at least challenging for podiums should he come back with suzuki.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 6:32 PM

i love how stupid some of the fans are, they really think a rider's effort is proportional to where they finish after the race in professional racing, what a lot of buffoons.

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