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edward - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 1:46 PM

Spies is doing better than any Americano would have hoped in his wildest dreams. But he needs to be careful in the early going as the crazies are bunched up behind him.

squiggle - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 1:58 PM

I was a bit worried about Max Biaggi going to Aprilia but it looks like it was a good choice.

It could turn out to be better than Ducati would have been - no-one's going to be thinking 'but that's not how Troy did it'.

irix - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 2:02 PM

Biaggi has his old 250 crew from when he won 4 world championships. Once they get the rear end/swing arm situation sorted out, look out. I hope he does well, and look forward to all the action this year.

I'm a huge Spies fan, and expected this out of him. His performances in the AMA were nothing short of miraculous, as were Mladin's. Everyone else looked like a chump on track with those two.

That said, there are 3-4 guys that will be there every race, and it's a long, LONG season. I expect it to come down to the wire, but as an American I'm still hoping that Spies can win the championship with two rounds to spare, as Mladin predicted.

Go Ben, Max, Haga, and the other superb riders.

Mcstealth - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 2:06 PM

Edwardo, you got it all WRONG dude. We "Americano's" absolutely knew how fast Spies was and that he would do well. We are not jumping for joy, we a knowingly nodding are heads. On the conservative side though, it is only the second race of the season. When the series gets to Europe, that is when judgement day shall arrive.


Bultaco - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 2:23 PM

Spies' performance is not surprising, even on a track he hasn't seen before. He is the real deal and will be in it till the end. I don't know why Mladin stayed in America but the rest of the field is probably thankful that he didn't come over, also.

eduardo - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 2:36 PM

Spies didn't show dominating potential in his MotoGP outings while he certainly showed big time talent. The only comparable information was that he was faster over the same sections at Miller than the WSBK riders including Bayless. So until he actually left home on an airplane and met the competition on the track, there was no way to know for sure. But Maladin didn't show well at Miller implying he wouldn't to well at unfamiliar tracks. I suspect that's why he passed up an opportunity to ride a Suzuki in MotoGP as a wild-card. But Mcstealth needs to show more support than nodding his head like those figures on the dash of a car.

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