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Ben Spies 'can't wait' to unleash M1 at fast Mugello

'Having found something that worked on Sunday we were then unfortunately compromised by a lack of side grip so were unable to ride to our full potential' - Ben Spies
Ben Spies is determined to overcome the tyre issues that have hampered his progress at the final two rounds of the MotoGP World Championship at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Spies is hopeful of better luck on his works Yamaha YZR-M1 following a 'difficult' race at Sachsenring last time out.

He finished just outside the rostrum places in 2011 with a solid fourth and expects the fast Mugello circuit to play to the advantages of his Yamaha.

“Sachsenring was a very difficult race for us, with the different weather conditions it proved to be hard to find the right set-up.

“Having found something that worked on Sunday we were then unfortunately compromised by a lack of side grip so were unable to ride to our full potential,” said the Texan.

“Mugello is a much faster track which should suit our bike well so I can't wait to get started on Friday.”

Mugello is one of the quickest circuits on the MotoGP calendar, boasting a main straight over 1km long.

The extra-wide track lends itself to plenty of overtaking opportunities and fans can expect to see some exciting action at the Italian venue.


Tagged as: Yamaha , Ben Spies , Mugello , Sachsenring

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Nick636

July 10, 2012 12:58 PM

@ George Labelling as having a lack of ability just brands you as having a lack of brains or understanding... The guy won SBK in his FIRST ATTEMPT!!! And we have all seen what he can do on a MotoGP bike. Oh, and don't even try label me as a fanboy, as I am actually a Stoner fan.

Brian C. - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 12:18 PM

Dear Elbowz: Can you please find that form you had in WSBK and last year and bring it to the table, lest you lose your ride to Dovi or Crutchlow! Given that Hayden may be out of a ride next year, you're our last hope as an American in MotoGP. We all know poor Edwards isn't having fun...



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