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Spies hoping for normal weekend in Germany

“A weekend without any issues would be great so we can just focus on riding the bike!”- Ben Spies.
Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies is hoping that the German MotoGP at Sachsenring could finally see a trouble-free 2012 weekend.

The Texan, just tenth in the championship after seven rounds, suffered accidents, technical problems and incidents in the opening five races - then dropped from the podium with tyre issues at the last two rounds.

Last Saturday's Assen round saw Spies denied third on the very final lap, having lost 'chunks' of rubber from his rear tyre.

“We're really hoping our bad luck is over now and we can realize our full potential this weekend,” he said.

“I'm feeling really confident with the bike and the team has been delivering a great set up for me so we know we can fight at the front.

“A weekend without any issues would be great so we can just focus on riding the bike!”

Spies managed eighth on his first visit to the Sachsenring, with Tech 3 Yamaha, in 2010 and finished fifth last year.


Tagged as: Yamaha , Assen , Ben Spies , Sachsenring , Tech 3

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tpod - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 11:00 AM

Ben Spies is a brilliant rider who is having a sh*t season. You cant just write a rider off for having a bad run of results - I would have him in my team ahead of Dovi and Crutchlow ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!

fanofthesport

July 03, 2012 2:30 PM

His tire really did come apart, you guys. I'm guessing you've all see the pictures of Vale's having done the same thing? It's a miracle that he managed 4th. I know it's fun to slag the guy if you are not one of his supporters, but he gave it as much as he could on a tire with several large pieces missing.



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