MotoGP » Mugello: Ben Spies pulls out of Italian MotoGP

"Unfortunately yesterday's free practice sessions highlighted the muscular problems still afflicting Ben Spies"

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BurntOutBen - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 10:03 AM

Get Bayliss or even Capirossi to stand in for a few races, Ducati would probably benefit from a bit of feedback from either of those two and the fans would love to see them racing again aswell.


June 01, 2013 10:14 AM

The strains these bikes put on the human body are incredable,im starting to wonder if he will ever be able to ride a motogp bike properly again,he would look really good on a ducati in WSBK IMO

Rossi_is_a_God - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 10:15 AM

Ben's Mum says he doesn't have to play if he doesn't want to, so there .... J/K

Seriously, he needs to take as much time off as it takes but I fear the bright spark he was riding on at the start of his Moto GP career will never come back now.

Donny Bobrosa - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 11:08 AM

Hearing rumours that Redding has been in and out of the Pramac suite. People saying he's moving THIS season.

Any truth to this?????

I hope Spies does what he needs to in order to come back strong.

Guzzi - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 12:11 PM

Give the guy a break, this is the same guy that with no previous experience of the tracks won world supers on his first go and had some pretty decent results after moving to Moto GP. Sure his career has been a downward spiral since last season, but he hs not all of of a sudden lost his ability to ride a bike. Let Ben heal up and then draw judgement on his results


June 01, 2013 12:33 PM

Shoulder injuries are horrible to heal, second only to broken hips, always have been & always will be.

Hopper broke his hip & by the time he is even ready to start training again properly to regain fitness to ride it will have been at least a year since he last raced.

Unfortunately withdrawing to concentrate on his health is the only sensible choice Spies could have made under the circumstances.


June 01, 2013 12:38 PM
Last Edited 854 days ago

@ Donny Bobrosa

Unlikely. Scott is contracted firmly to MarcVDS & it is well known that Marc van der Stratten almost sees Scott as the son he never had.

MarcVDS are currently known to be in deep negotiations for either a Yamaha engine supply or a Honda satellite/production deal for next year and have already stated that if they can secure a deal they will be bringing Scott into MotoGP themselves next year.

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