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January 06, 2013 3:14 PM
Last Edited 1214 days ago

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha

@Separated Here is my problem with the comments that you have expressed. You clearly view Spies as a no talent hack, completely undeserving of a place on the grid, yet his situation and that of Rossi are fairly similar. Rossi has spent two years attempting to adapt his style to a bike that did not suit him, despite many revisions it simply did not work. Spies on the other hand, ran respectable in his first year on the factory bike. The following season leadership chose to force a riding style on him to try and mimic that of Lorenzo. Spies could not ride with Lorenzos settings. It is not a reflection of Spies ability only that his likes are different than those of Jorge. If HRC would have thrown Pedrosa's set up on their bike for Simoncelli it would have been the same struggle, because they had very different styles. I hope that Ducati will be open to letting Spies get back to his style, just as you hope a return to Yamaha does the same for Rossi.


January 05, 2013 4:40 PM
Last Edited 1215 days ago

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha

cont. CNC time is far too valuable to waste on faulty parts, but somehow this single part slipped through. The following race at Indy, the place where Spies owns Lorenzo, he suffers an engine failure while he was taking points away from the golden child. When was the last time a factory Yamaha suffered an engine failure? I can't remember a single time. EDIT by CRASH.NET! Allegations removed.


January 05, 2013 4:38 PM
Last Edited 1215 days ago

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha

The comments that ring loudest for me, on this matter, was the one made by Jarvis at the end of 2011 where he expressed his disappointment in Spies and that he needed to ride more like Lorenzo in 2012, and the other was Spies comment prior to Laguna, where he expressed his relief that he was finally being allowed to run his own settings for the first time in 2012. It seems to me, that Spies was being forced to run Lorenzo's set-up for half the season and it did not work. In the mean time, he lost all confidence in the bike, while wrecking frequently. He was upbeat prior to Laguna and displayed decent pace prior to the race, but was nearly killed by a swing arm with a micro fracture in it, a failure admitted by Yamaha themselves. For those of you whom believe it was damage from a previous wreck that caused the failure, you are wrong. Micro fractures occur during the casting process and are usually detected by ultrasonic testing prior to fabrication of the piece.


January 01, 2013 1:32 PM

F1 » F1 Driver of the Year vote: Full results

Blah, blah, blah, Vettel has not displayed any talent? Really? In the event none of you watched this year, the RB8 was hardly the world beating car that the RB7 was. I suppose it is easier to discount Vettel because you don't respect him or you feel he is mocking with his finger. I guess Alonso did perform well in a car that was well beneath that of the HRT. His superior talent made that terrible red car look halfway respectable. I mean a teen driving a Reliant Robin would have easily outpaced the Ferrari, had it not been for Alonso. All hail Alonso! And yes my statement is ridiculous for effect, this how you Alonso fans sound to the rest of the fans. Simply ludicrous is the only description of the stupidity voiced on this site.


December 31, 2012 1:26 PM

F1 » F1 Driver of the Year vote: 1st

For all of you Alonso fans whom believe that he drove beyond the performance of the car, how do you explain Massa being so competitive? Could it be that he was given the newest parts all year just as you have all alleged with Vettel? The bottom line is that he is a good driver but does not raise the level of his team or car. He has never done anything in less than a top car in his career. Vettel has more titles, talent, and class than this guy. This poll is nothing more than a popularity contest and has nothing to do with a drivers talent.


December 22, 2012 5:23 PM

F1 » Montezemolo: Era of one man show cannot go on

Thanks Luca, for making my holiday season that much brighter. I will be laughing for days at your entitled comments. The arrogance, lack of innovation, and poor sportsmanship exhibited by you and your team is why you have not won a title, not Bernie or the FIA. I am sending you a cheese platter in the mail, I would hate for you to go without cheese with your whine!


December 15, 2012 10:40 PM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great

@Yernar I am sorry, but the President of the FIA has much more power to influence a race, and or Championship, beyond that of a team principle. The President has the ability to interpret the rules how they like and influence the stewards over a wide range of areas. A team principle has the sole ability to favor one driver over his team mate. For you to insinuate that McLaren withheld parts from Prost, I would say that you would be making a highly speculative and unsubstantiated remark.

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