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Matthew Birt  says:

Struggling Ben Spies to withdraw from Mugello race?

Injury-hit Ben Spies has admitted withdrawing from Sunday’s Italian MotoGP race on Sunday is an option under consideration after he endured a tough return to action in Mugello. The Ignite Ducati rider was 16th fastest and over 2.7s off the pace while he continues to struggle with complications from a serious right shoulder injury he suffered in Sepang last October. Compensating for...

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Oct 12

Posts: 346

73mach3 says:


will race! wont win but will race

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Dec 08

Posts: 1970

thestig08 says:

He should be

Withdrawing from moto gp, its just not happening is it

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Apr 13

Posts: 476

noddy61 says:

Wouldn't be a bad idea to ride the bike till it hurts then pull in. If I was in Spies boots i'd be out on that bitchy GP13 learning it 24hrs 7days and every secondallowable,hey but thats me  and my love for riding motorbikes.

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Jan 13

Posts: 163

RevNutz says:


He can ride the bike so just toddle round for some points. The shoulder must be really bad for him to say he can't ride the bike for 45 minutes. I know it's hard but he's a strong guy. If it hurts too much then pull in but don't withdraw mid-event.

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Sep 10

Posts: 833

CBR11X says:

Pop your mum's tit out of your mouth Ben, and harden the fuck up son.

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Jan 11

Posts: 298

yzrm1 says:


pedro, casey, jorge, rossi were all riding injured but not BullShit euh i mean Ben Spies. Just take your time Spies take a few more years off. let mom take real good care of you, let her sing alot of songs. see you in ama

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May 13

Posts: 152

WillRTW says:

What a shame....

His head hasn't been right for a while now... Why? personally I have no idea (but nothing to do with his bloody mum!) but it is a real shame, cos to watch him in AMA was great, his WSB crown very impressive at first attempt and then his start in Motogp was a lot better than most superbike riders... but last year he lost it, simple as that. More interesting is how the hell did he convince Ducati to take him on! cos the obvious thing would of been for them to take both Dovi and Cal into the factory team and demote Hayden to the Ignite bike. If they wanted move that Ducati on in a serious way the contrasting riding styles of Dovi and Cal, combined with their obvious rivalry would have been the true way forward. I like Hayden... but how long does guy get to move a bike on? He should be in the junior factory squad now.

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Sep 10

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CBR11X says:

Mugello FP3 Results

Mugello, Saturday, June 01, 2013
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 338.6 1'47.972
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.9 1'48.222 0.250 / 0.250
3 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 338.9 1'48.489 0.517 / 0.267
4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 337.9 1'48.580 0.608 / 0.091
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 340.1 1'48.703 0.731 / 0.123
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 338.6 1'48.749 0.777 / 0.046
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 341.4 1'48.779 0.807 / 0.030
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 341.2 1'48.798 0.826 / 0.019
9 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 341.7 1'49.034 1.062 / 0.236
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 326.1 1'49.039 1.067 / 0.005
11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 340.9 1'49.135 1.163 / 0.096
12 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.6 1'49.218 1.246 / 0.083
13 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 335.5 1'49.257 1.285 / 0.039
14 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 322.7 1'49.551 1.579 / 0.294
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 322.0 1'49.673 1.701 / 0.122
16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 322.7 1'51.101 3.129 / 1.428
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 322.8 1'51.251 3.279 / 0.150
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 321.8 1'51.560 3.588 / 0.309
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 327.3 1'51.619 3.647 / 0.059
20 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 328.3 1'52.189 4.217 / 0.570
21 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 314.5 1'52.226 4.254 / 0.037
22 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 321.5 1'52.290 4.318 / 0.064
23 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 324.0 1'52.295 4.323 / 0.005
24 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 323.3 1'53.165 5.193 / 0.870
11 Ben SPIES USA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati

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May 13

Posts: 152

WillRTW says:


just a second off the pace.... now that is the Espargaro that deserves a proper bike....!

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Oct 12

Posts: 70

klacto says:


to see Ben struggling, he comes across as a really decent bloke. Shoulders are difficult to repair except if your name is Rossi then of course he is faking it.

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