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Matthew Birt  says:

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies denied podium by serious rear tyre issue

Ben Spies was cruelly denied a first podium of 2012 in yesterday’s Dutch TT at Assen after being forced to slow dramatically by a serious rear tyre issue in the final stages of the 26-lap clash. Spies appeared to have third place secured having edged away from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Andrea Dovizioso before his rear tyre started to shed...

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

A cruel blow indeed but on the positive the confidence is returning.

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ppatel3d

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ppatel3d says:

Dissapointing

What a horrible season this guy is having. It seems to me like the Tech 3 bikes are much better than Spies currently. Maybe since the M1 is build around Lorenzo style, which may be unsettling for Spies, and his Elbows type style. He needs some big result now, especially come Laguna Seca, and Indy.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Actually Benny there was thought he could catch Pedrosa but then the Honda rider upped his pace.

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

And so it continues

The tyre debacle is now coming out into the open for all to see. Casey was declared some sort of deluded idiot the other week for being first to call it right with his molten rear tyre, now Ben Spies, Nicky and Vale must also be deluded idiots, because they are calling the same fault. Some on here just cannot take the truth.

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pinkerton2964

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sort it out Ben

Mans lost his mojo. He's riding himself straight back to american superbike. It's a shame because I think he's an awsome rider and an American who can keep his mouth closed.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Lost Mojo Pinkerton?

It was lost rubber, not lost mojo that have wrecked his last two races.

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LouisVR46

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LouisVR46 says:

Back to michelens!

Really does seem like these Bridgestone tyres are a heap of shit. At the moment many riders are are on great form on great machines but tyres is the limiting factor. It gives everyone chatter, particularly Honda, prevents development of the Ducati and doesn't seems to destroy itself occasionally.

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Who are all these idiots denying that there were any problems with tyres, or claiming it was just poor tyre management from the riders? We're not just talking about one hard tyre lasting longer than another, we're talking about hard tyres not lasting longer than softer tyres. Hard tyres should last longer than soft tyres, when they are not there's something wrong. You choose a hard tyre because it may grip less than a softer tyre, but it will last longer. That didn't happen this weekend. Even Bridgestone are accepting that there was something wrong with some of the rears on offer this weekend. We're not talking tyres "going off" or wearing out here, we're talking tyres throwing off huge chunks of rubber. When tyres start throwing chunks there are usually only two possible causes; poor manufacturing leading to inconsistent structure within the tyre particularly when it comes to bonding the layers together; or internal heat generated by flex. The latter can also be caused by manufacturing errors, but can also be down to the tyre flexing a lot because the compound offers so much grip. That is unlikely to be the case with a hard tyre, especially when softer tyres are not suffering the same issues. So it does suggest manufacturing problems. I'm disapointed that both the badly affected tyres have been handed to Bridgestone to investigate. It would be very easy for them to come back and say there were no problems. It might have been a good idea if the organizers had handed one of the tyres to an independent investigator.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

still finished

he didnt pull in tho did he unlike mr rossi big cry baby, now bs are doing an investigation!! fucking typical would they if ben had complained ro cal for that matter? no. its all about rossi even riding as slow as crt he still gets his selfish way, i was honda or yamaha i would stay well clear.

 

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

Earth to ow01fogno1.... Come in ow01fogno1...

I take it you have seen Rossi's back Tyre??  I think it's a good enough reason to pull in really seeing as there are fist like chunks missing on the edge of the tyre... Let me guess though,  you being the riding god that you are would have just cracked on..... oh and probably won eh... ha ha.. yeah right..

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