You all forget
that Spies luck in the full factory M1 was less than desirable...
How about Cal's swingarm braking on a bend? That would have boost his morale right? His voodoo year as defined in Motosport:
Qatar GP, 11th: Struggles throughout the race with vicious chassis vibration. Post-race checks uncover a cracked sub-frame, the legacy of a crash during practice.
French GP, 16th: A start-line incident damages his helmet, allowing rain water to flood inside. He couldn’t see, so he stops to change helmets. Finishes one place out of the points.
Catalan GP, 10th: Spies gets away with the leaders, grabs the lead, runs off the track and topples off his M1. Restarts and charges through the pack to tenth.
British GP, 5th: He leads the first few laps ahead of Stoner, then starts going backwards. His rear tyre had blistered. “From then it was just damage control.”
Elbowz rocked on SBK and got a win in MotoGP. Cal has none yet..