MotoGP » Ben Spies out of Australian MotoGP?

"It's amazing how I'm supposed to be quiet about my injuries 'till something formal goes out, but when I get back to the hotel everyone knows?" - Ben Spies.

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October 22, 2012 1:44 PM
Last Edited 1288 days ago

It's damaged shoulder ligaments plus a broken rib apparently.

The injury to his shoulder is similar to what might be expected from a dislocation and is very painful. Colin Edwards suffered a similar injury at Sepang last year, and the rehab takes quite a while.

He's definitely out for Phillip Island and most likely will be unfit for Valencia too. The bad luck continues..

Spies Fan - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 2:20 PM

Once again Spies is toying with the rest of the field. This has all been engineered to make him look weak, when in fact he's just having a well earned rest before next year when he'll be fully fit and paddock consensus is that Spies is the man to ride the Duke - some knowledgeable insiders are saying he'll be better on it than Stoner.

Ben is the mindgames master - he's been playing the long game in his MotoGP career, and next year is when it's all coming together.

miffy - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 2:30 PM

I don't get it because he was so good at Tech 3 and it got him a ride for Yamaha. He joins Yamaha and is nowhere, he seems to qualify well and do well in the practice but come race day he just goes backwards. It cannot be an issue with long runs because they do them all throughout the weekend and he is fine.

Either Lorenzo has a mess with Bens electronics button for race day or I dunno... I cannot explain it and it isn't like a pressure issue because he handles qualifying well.

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