WSBK » Fabrizio entertains title thoughts

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June 22, 2009 1:17 AM
Last Edited 2228 days ago

Ducati may now have a problem on their hands. It's good to have 2 riders at the top of the standing but not so good when another is in between. Think F1 2007 when Alonso and Hamilton let Kimi take the title (taking points off each other and not the infighting!). I don't believe Ducati are going to tell an Italian on an Italian bike to slow down or give points to Haga. Those 2 came seriously close to touching a time or two today. Things are going to get very interesting in the Ducati garage.

irn bru

June 22, 2009 1:49 AM
Last Edited 2228 days ago

I've said it from the start and sometimes thought I was the only one on here that believed in his ability. I think he can push for the championship and to be honest, as long as he keeps up the podiums, he's got just as much chance as anyone else. So Spies has had some bad luck and Haga's been a bit sore recently, but don't blame Fabrizio for that. He's still got to ride hard and finish well.

Keep it up, Fab.


June 22, 2009 4:07 AM

Fabrizio absolutely has a chance for the Championship.
It's far too early for Team Duc to hold him back.
There's still far too much racing left to go to have Ducati bet the Championship with only Haga.
Haga could have some mechanical failures or get hurt (certainly hope this isn't the case) and then Spies is handed the points lead gift wrapped. Ducati have good bikes and 2 good riders - let 'em go and do what they do best and race and earn the title.
It was great watching him battle with Rae today.

Here we go again, what if....! Fact is that he is performing really well and he is much closer to Haga than many might have expected over the winter. The speed he has shown sometimes last year is now there on a permanent basis. He is a racer and he should be dreaming of the title. It isn't impossible so why not ? We all know that Spies is exceptional (you are already if you beat Mladin 3 years in a row on the same bike).Toseland wasn't the fastest rider in 2004 either and surely didn't have as many wins as Laconi and Vermeulen but he won the title after all...and I never heard anyone say that he didn't deserve it...

aeolus - Unregistered

June 22, 2009 12:16 PM

Given the reliability and speed of the Ducati, Haga's age as a factor in crashes, and the unreliability and faulty pit work of Spies, yes he certainly has a shot. But it might turn out to be a championship like Nicky Hayden's, made with the fewer wins and forever tainted.

irn bru

June 22, 2009 2:55 PM
Last Edited 2227 days ago

@ KTMKen:

Before the 1st race in Monza, Spies was in 2nd place in the championship on 120 points, Fabrizio was in 4th place on 80 points. After race 1 in Monza, Spies was still 2nd on 121 but Fabrizio moved up to 3rd on 105 points.

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