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Ken - Unregistered

June 10, 2009 5:51 AM

Hahaha, I just tried to cut & paste a quote out of this article and the computer pc police blocked it.

Nevertheless, anyone who thinks that Fabrizio has beaten Spies when he ran out of gas @Monza and legitimately earned more points than Haga and Spies is truly delusional.

Prediction: Spies takes the Championship with Haga close behind. Fabrizio will end up third and it is a pity that he can't compete consistently with them.

Jiri Simek

June 10, 2009 9:00 AM

Those who think Haga is already out of Ben's reach are terribly mistaken. This guy gains confidence and experience with each race and in terms of speed, there is nobody on the same level with Ben. Those two DNFs in Monza and RSA make the difference now.


June 10, 2009 10:43 AM

Haga is not out of Ben's reach, but it is not fair to expect him to stand up to the pressure in his first year at WSB, Haga has years of experience and I don't think Ben will match him this year, give the poor guy a chance to settle in, we have seen him crash a couple of time when the pressure gets to him. The DNF's didn't help, but I don't think he will win the championship this year.

sbk fan - Unregistered

June 10, 2009 1:07 PM

all of u pull ur tongue out of ben spies ring! im fed up of everyone talking **** about everyone other than ben spies. yes he's good but he's also on a terrific bike. at the end of the day track knowledge doesnt matter when uve got such a good bike underneath u. i cant believe ive actually managed to get a comment in front of rawdawg, seen as he bums this website off and ben spies! he must spend all day on this :)

Mr Bojangles - Unregistered

June 10, 2009 4:42 PM

sbk fan, while I agree in some respects regards the fanboys for Spies...I would argue given past few years results, recent engine rule changes, and in watching the battles this year, that the Ducati Xerox bike is the best package.

While the Yam might have it on the corners due to its compact design, the Duc pulls away from most bikes on the straights. Coupled with the Yam's reliability issues and the fact that Haga has 7" and 20lbs on Spies, I think its fairly obvious who has the better overall package :p

Ken - Unregistered

June 11, 2009 10:51 PM

Season's end, I'll be serving up crow for those who disagreed with my earlier post and dissed Spies. He's going to totally dominate the second half of the series, including the races @Donnington. Then the nay-sayers will be forced to sing another tune:)

To those who claim Ducati doesn't have a more developed bike than Yamaha this year - what meds are you taking? Do you know that the Yamaha has a displacement DIS-advantage? Do you know that Yamaha is developing a BRAND NEW Bike? Do you think Haga would be leading had the Yamaha not ran out of gas @Monza and had shift linkage woes (gee, the Yammie is the equal of the Ducati).

Sorry guys, get used to what just happened at MMP.

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