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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Lenny - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 3:53 PM

The only really surprising thing about all this is why did Pramac / Ducati ever give this guy a contract in the first place and a two year one at that?
He was already injured last season before they signed him up and it was clear that his confidence was shot to hell.
If you can't make it on a works Yamaha, the Championship winning bike, then you are not gonna make it on anything else.

HG - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 6:03 PM

"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"
-Impossible, they both are in a museum for display.

Wink - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 9:25 PM

NEVER again what you could have been, Ben. Think the muscle problems are in your head, not in your shoulder..... Talk about salry theft. Sure Ducati not happy with this ****. Buy him out of his contract with a goodbye card, $50 bucks and pay his fare for a SLOW boat ride somewhere.

Greyson - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 12:08 AM

It doesn't matter if he has the skills or the desire to come back strong. MotoGP is a business for the sponsors involved and he's not offering a return on their investment. Since he has a factory contract with Ducati, it would surprise me if they move him to Alstar Ducati next year or outright buy him out of the contract. Sadly, this comes from someone who's been a fan of his since his AMA days.

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