MotoGP » Spies: It wasn't worth taking any risks

'It wasn't worth taking any risks with the track being half dry and half wet so we'll wait for tomorrow and see what happens' - Ben Spies

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john cranberry - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 12:15 PM

How much long will Spies continue to let his crews ruin his career. Has anyone heard any problem for Jorge Lorenzo's side for every racetrack???? FF sake, get rid of them and I sincerely hope that you dont bring them to Ducati next year.

TheBaron - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 12:29 PM

Amen to that Mr Cranberry. You have to wonder why Spies does not see that the difference between his Yamaha and the other three would appear to be right under his nose.

He should have gone to BMW, rocked WSBK, and then maybe return to MotoGP in 2014 (or not).
I don't think there is any chance that he (or anyone else) will be competitive on the Ducati.
But regardless of what he does, he has to leave his crew behind. They clearly weren't up to the task (unless there are other, darker reasons for their constant ****ups).

TheBaron - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 1:20 PM

I do not think you need to wonder about 'darker reasons.' It would appear to be incompetence. A sub-frame cracked in practice at Qatar, not picked up. A misaligned chassis at Laguna Seca that breaks a suspension link... However, the blown engine at Indy cannot be blamed on the pit crew, nor can the over-heated brakes at Motegi. Spies needs to get away from those clowns. Wonder if his manager is smart enough to have talked with Stoner's long-serving and very talented pit crew? They are the only ones who have put together a winning Ducati effort.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 2:47 PM

The electronics issue was traction control related due to the half wet half dry conditions not a pit crew issue(lack of data for these conditions),if the track is dry for QF'ing you will see the lap times drop considerably as nobody was pushing 100%..not worth risking injury.


October 19, 2012 3:22 PM

As they prepare to trade seats yet again,Ben and Vale don't take risks. The difference is that Ben don't take anymore risks based on painfull experiences 2012.
Vale.Well,he hasn't taken risks since Valencia testing November 2010.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 4:20 PM

Its easy to say that when your not the one riding a bike your not comforable on at incredible speeds where milli-seconds make the difference..
Hopefully next season can re-energize both of these guys riding careers.

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