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Matthew Birt  says:

Suzuki sad but not sorry at Ben Spies departure

Ben Spies’ stunning start to his World Superbike career has posed one major question. How must Suzuki be feeling at letting the American slip through its grasp, when all he wanted do was stay with the Japanese factory and move to MotoGP? Spies was one of Suzuki’s prized assets, yet having invested precious time and dedicated vast sums of money into the...

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Aug 02

Posts: 720

grayzx7r says:

Lying Bas****

Why not just be honest and admit they Fcuk -up big time.

They should have ousted Vermuelin who lets face it is just plodding around midfield for the dosh

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Apr 05

Posts: 338

Fuller46 says:

Spies is too good for suzuki

I reckon it was the best decision he will have made in a while leaving suzuki - they haven;t done anything since roberts jnr left anyway. get spies on the tech 3 yamaha before he decides he like wsbk too much to risk riding a shit bike and losing his factory status

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Oct 07

Posts: 754

windy12 says:

do not understand them..

They have had Byrne, Sykes, Biaggi and Spies through their hands.  Byrne could have been on their WSBK maybe alongside Biaggi(if he stayed) or Max the German, Sykes could have been winning their BSB and Spies could have been on their GP bike.  Suzuki make a decent roadbike they need to get their racing strategy sorted and they will sell more.

I do not know who decides who is a good rider and who is a bad one, but they need sacking.

If any manufacturer thinks that the fans and bike purchasers do not know the difference between a poor rider and a pig of a bike then they need to think again, sacking a rider doesnt hide a crap bike.

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Jan 09

Posts: 6

Boztich says:


One wonders what really happened, anyway? He ran well three wildcardraces last year and did better than both Vermulen and Capirossi did?

And I agree with Fuller46 that Spies is to good for Suzuki.
He runs very well in the SBK series and Yamaha were not late to see his ability, which I think is great!

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Feb 09

Posts: 42


ben spies

All I can say Suzuki must be crying and Well its Yamahahahahahahahahahaha we've got spies hahahahahahaha

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:


That's a funny post!

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Jun 08

Posts: 410


Suzuki better pray for rain and lots of it if they want Chris Vermeulen to stand any chance of finding the top step of the podium this year. Loris needs to stop playing happy daddy and get back his appetite for winning although I think he is just sorting out the cost of juniors education package. Regardless of their inane statements they are surely rueing the day they let Ben Spies go. Ciao

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

Let's face it

Suzuki screwed up - BAD! It boggles the mind how US Suzuki spent millions grooming this kid and then the factory let him walk out the FRONT door! If Denning doesn't have a great year with Loris and CV than I fully expect Suzuki to give him his walking papers. Or they may just get on their hands and knees and present Spies with a blank check and a key to the factory!

On the other hand, Spies probably couldn't be more happy. He's setting himself up for a much more plush ride and a bigger pay day.

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Feb 08

Posts: 86

glenndavis06 says:


so you mean to tell us that tey wanted some one that won 9 of 171 races over a guy that just won 3 tittels back to back for you  and this is why suzuki will never win or be competitive in motogp there not even that good in wsbk i ride a suzuki and im going to YAMAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 08

Posts: 12

bugref says:

If Spies can have a break in MotoGP, I do hope his mother will not be so Greedy in asking so much $$$$, by then. On The other hand now that he is with Yamaha. I dont think he will consider on transferring to another team. The Yamaha has YZR-M1 in MotoGP, a bike that he believe can help him so much, to make a good impression in MOTOGP. I am glad he is starting in WSBK with a Big bang R1, it will be a big plus in his Transition to YZR-M1.

Good Luck for Spies, I want to see him how he performs against the best Two wheel drivers in MOTOGP, if given a competitive Bike.

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