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Spies 'determined' for Le Mans results

Ben Spies says he is determined to begin making up for a disappointing start to the season with a good result at Le Mans.
Ben Spies heads to the fourth round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship desperate to get his season back on track having failed to finish two of the three races so far.

The Yamaha rider currently languishes down in 14th position overall with just a sole sixth place finish to his name, though the American is refusing to get flustered, insisting good results are forthcoming.

A second French Grand Prix appearance for Spies, he is confident he can get his 2011 season underway properly with a good result at Le Mans.

“I've had a really relaxing few days off after Estoril back home in Como, Italy. I had a good chance to get out on my bicycle and really work off some of the frustration from the race. Having felt so good at the start I really believed we could have delivered some strong results in Portugal.

“Anyway, we all move on together and as a team we're coming to France determined to make up for it and really kick off our 2011 season again.”

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Jack the Lad - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 12:30 PM

He had a slow start to last season. He started slow in the races last season. He has had a slow start to this season. He has started slow in the races this season. Is there a pattern emerging here? Im sure he will get it together soon, but by then, i will probably be too late. As much as his fans wont like to admit this, he is probably the biggest dissappointment in moto gp this year so far. I personally think he is feeling the pressure to meet expectations now he is on the factory bike and has no excuses now. No doubt he has talant but does he have the talant to run up front on a regular basis? We will soon find out.


May 10, 2011 10:34 AM

Top 5 would be a good result for Spies here. He didn't quite gel with the track last year and freely admits it's one of his least favourite circuits. But as long as things go better than his disastrous 2010 here, he should finally get his season rolling.

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