MotoGP » Brakes blamed for Ben Spies Motegi exit


“We've known all weekend that the brakes could be an issue but I did not expect to have trouble on the second lap” – Ben Spies

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dacron

October 14, 2012 10:27 AM

how come people have so much trouble believing a riders explanation of problems these days.
i think people just feel a need to express there own life's frustrations by crapping on others who have decent lives.

Jim Clausen

October 14, 2012 10:36 AM

For the doubters of Spies explanation, what's your answer? He didn't squeeze the brake handle hard enough? He chose to crash into the tire barrier? It appears some of you have the mental capacity of a toad.

Harryx - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 10:40 AM

well, well...blunt comments...It is a well known fact that Motegi is hard on the brakes. especially for the heavier 2012 bikes and the heavier riders. ONLY Dani pedrosa wasn't complaining. Obviously his weight and his style helped him. Even stoner had to change to pair of brakes he did nit favour. You may have seen the glowing front disks showing what I mean.

Spies is not the lightest rider and the Yamaha lacks power so the braking needs to be absolutely perfect...and there you go.

Engage your brains before you comment. The likelyhood he's telling the truth backed by his team saying the yamaha brakes weren't up to the task at motegi is about 100 pct.

Never say never

October 14, 2012 10:42 AM

Same as some people have trouble distinguishing between excuses and problems.
Spies and Cal ran off in the same spot prior to the race. Why would people not think that a rider of Spies capability would learn from that or fix the brake problem.
Another reason to doubt Spies, (apart from the fact he's always blowing it) Lorenzo, Crutchlow and Dovi never had those issues. And if they did they managed the problem.
See other peoples views and don't judge there lives just because Spies career has taken a nose dive.

SwissJudge

October 14, 2012 10:43 AM

how come people have so much trouble believing a riders explanation of problems these days.
i think people just feel a need to express there own life's frustrations by crapping on others who have decent lives.
Posted by dacron

Your half wrong and half right @dacron.

Lorenzo has a bike which has been working preety much perfectly all season.

And yes, thats how lifes frustrations generaly come out.

Personaly I think Ben would have done better if a cirtain family member was not present.

Venkatesh - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 10:51 AM

There were 4 Yamaha's on the track and Ben may be a little heavier than others and there is no way the brakes could go wrong at the second lap when others on same and different machines could complete the race. I can't be amused at this man's comment that he had the podium pace. Whew.....

Team Directors confirms that the data collected was no different and nothing wrong.

He just must accept that he is not good enough and move on.

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