MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha

“That was the moment when I decided I wasn't going to ride for Yamaha in 2013” - Ben Spies

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Hold it Flat out - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 2:48 AM

You are a little girl guide . MotoGp is THE MAIN GAME and you leave a team because some manager has a crack,Ben we all have lost confidence in you and YAMAHA pay the bills . You promised so much, but like so many riders you will deliver very little and the same riders will get podium after podium. Thankyou HONDA for MARC MARQUEZ

professor-x - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 2:59 AM

simple as, Casey Stoner left because the integrity of the sport belongs in a toilet, Spies never had a chance because Yamaha are more interested in propping up Jorge, and Dovi never would have gotten a factory seat even if he won the world title (Jorge/Jarvis).

Dani looks very good to take the world title next year assuming Bridgestone dont try to change it up again, and Honda+Repsol give him 50% or better support in the garage/engineering.

Ben should have gone to WSBK, but maybe Ducati will get more friendlier tires next, I am going on record and saying that wont happen, and Ducati will pull out of MotoGP probably right before it goes down the tubes. Yamaha and Bridgestone are too comfortable, and Honda's bike is too strong.

Honda & Ducati need to protest Bridgestone's monopoly, because its costing Honda & Ducati MILLIONS & MILLIONS of dollars, and MotoGP is not cutting costs, only directing the spectacle, Making sure there is at least two brands with a shot.


January 04, 2013 5:44 AM

@ aeolus.
How can Ben expect to at least equal Dovi on the Duke when he could not compete with Dovi riding the sat Yamaha? lol.
I so much wanted Ben to be a champion, but after this revelation I think he's a princess. As for those that think it was all a conspiracy for whatever reason, you people have absolutely no idea. He just didn't cut the mustard, it happens. The Yamaha bosses weren't the only ones who lost confidence in Ben. A lot of his fans did as well. Look what Dovi did on the bike Ben got off. Makes you wonder? Many superbike champions have not been able to addapt to Moto GP, Ben is just another one.

bugref - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 6:57 AM

Wish you all the best Ben, Hope Sutter chassis and ducati engine will work well on your riding style you deserve better and I hope this new team of yours, can provide what you need to win races...

Once again Good luck...

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