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Matthew Birt  says:

Ben Spies rues more cruel misfortune in Indianapolis

Ben Spies was left counting the cost of more cruel bad luck in Indianapolis on Sunday after the Texan was denied a home podium by a major engine failure.Spies was running in a relatively comfortable second place behind Repsol Honda rival Dani Pedrosa when his YZR-M1 engine spectacularly blew up on the home straight as he prepared finish lap seven. The engine meltdown...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (21 August 2012 09:44)

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

That just sounds stupid how did Ben blow his own engine he knows just like the other riders that they are all limited to six engines to last them the entire season.

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Jul 09

Posts: 739

trailler says:

Looks like

Someone had it in for Ben before the start of the season ( reading between the lines , that is ) .

The bikes are bouncing of the rev limiter in every gear , i dont see how Ben could of blown the engine........

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

For all I know that could have been one of Lorenzo's old engines just another thought.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

Let down by Yamaha

Ben Spies has been so unlucky this season but more than that he has been let down by Yamaha. There have obviously been things said by Yamaha management that shouldn't have been and obviously he has not been given the bike to win races on. His two best chances at the two US rounds and stupid mechanicals both times - that just says it all. Its a great shame he won't be in MotoGP next season as he clearly has the ability, as shown last weekend when he was riding the wheels off and looked to me to be on for the win.

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Jul 12

Posts: 79

tobyj says:

Holy xray eyes WOW !!

Reverend Xray, do your super powers never end ?

"Spies ran the bearings dry in his qualifying crash - understandably, the (then new) motor didn't last too long after that"

Wow !

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Aug 11

Posts: 698

Bootlegger says:


The Yamaha MI is the Dainty Dancer of the GP grid. It don't bounce that well as evidenced. 

Weak engine and superb chassis. Ducati : Superb engine and pilot specific chassis,

Honda,as ever compromise. 


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Jul 12

Posts: 3224

wosihound says:


has really gone down in my humble estimation.

He's such a pretentious fkin mummys boy.

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Aug 12

Posts: 5

Better luck in sbks Ben

Man it's so frustrating for Spies everyone knows he's got the ability but he's been hampered with bad luck. I say it's a shame he won't be in Gp next year as his luck might have changed. Also when guys give him grief about his mother n stuff I think it's shit that they could do that his mam has done everything for him and supported him 100% I think it's cool that she's done what she has and deserves to be amongst it! Like Ben said he couldn't have done it without her working 3 jobs to get him to the track at a weekend! Anyway good luck for Superbikes, I might try and watch it a bit more now bens going to be there? Come on 46 for 2013! Bring back the flair of GP!

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Apr 06

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CosherB says:

"Its a great shame he won't be in MotoGP next season as he clearly has the ability"

ivebeenthehero - i'm afraid the standings just don't bear out that assertion.  as i've said elsewhere, he has been expected to take points off Stoner and Pedrosa during 2012 which he as consistently failed to accomplish.  i guess i also live in the wosi camp - Spies on camera comes across as a nice guy, but either is utterly stupid or has very bad advice from around him when it comes to social media conduct.  i suspect it's the latter.

elbowz - riders can't share engines, it's against the rules.  please see my 21 August 2012 12:02 post.

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Jul 11

Posts: 968

motoking says:

team order

btw, don't forget that it was spies that shun team order from last season. and yamaha knew if spies being give full support, he'll for sure try all he can to beat lorenzo. and that's very bad for championship.

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