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Ben Spies to skip Spanish MotoGP after latest physical setback

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April 24, 2013 8:38 PM

Having had the same injury and having reviewed the so called fixes, I decided to leave well enough alone. It took over a year but except for the appearance factor of one shoulder being 1 inch or two lower than the other, no real problem The surgeons will always swear they can make it better than new but don't necessarily believe them. I am afraid it's over for Ben.


April 24, 2013 8:59 PM

I've recently re-watched various races from the 2011 season,and its amazing how things can go so bad for a rider,Spies,Dovi and Super Sic had basically nothing between them,Ben qualified consistantly on the front row in a season that Yamaha were seriously out classed by 4 Factory Hondas.
Anyone who says he doesnt have the talent should go get there head checked..somewhere along the way he lost his will to push and at 28 years of age he is considered old.
Whats so bad about AMA? Lots of GP champions/winners came from AMA how many from BSB?

evel ken evil - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 9:26 PM

not to put the cat among the pigeons but....

i think Spies's fans have a portion of the blame to take in the downfall of Spies.

When he arrived in Motogp fresh from a tour de force in WSBK, his supremely patriotic fans predicted he'd be wiping the floor with the europeans with in a couple of seasons and then when he went to the works team , in the eyes of the same fans it was a forgone conclusion.

i think the fans demanded too much from a rider who was now riding against the worlds best and utlimatley have help end his career.

evel ken evil - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 9:45 PM

"Ben qualified consistently on the front row in a season that Yamaha were seriously out classed by 4 Factory Hondas.

oh yes, this fact was bourne out by the fact ALL the works honda finished the year above the works yamahas...... wait a minute....Jorge came second.....beating 3 works Hondas.

Casey out classed the yamahas.... nothing else did

FZ1 - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 10:31 PM

Spies is MotoGP material. You win a race (donminated Assen) or come in a close second to Stoner if you're not. Spies should take the rest of the season off and regroup. Heal up and back to competitive form.

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