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Old 09-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #21
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At the GP level my guess is Spies goes where the biggest money is.
He has learned the level of those guys.
The euro-centric management and politics will never favor an American or anyone outside the Continental sphere of influence.
Just ask Senna...

The rider with the most drive, improvement and heart this year has been Hayden.

Spies as a former Champ can demand a top level SBK team.

I wish he would.
And take Hayden, Edwards and Rossi with him.

WSBK > Moto GP.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #22
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i think spies should drop down to moto2 for a season and finish 1st every race. then we have proof that his problems in GP were the bike and not the rider.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #23
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Spies fell off that bike plenty, all by himself this year. He has had a couple mishaps with the bike, but call it bad luck or something else. This just isn't his year.

That piece of shit Ducati is no different than years past. On it, Nicky has been and continues to be a mid pack guy. Rossi can not ride it any better than the boy with the girls name that shares his team. It just shows how good of a rider (not racer, just rider) that Stoner is to be able to ride anything he sits on and win.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #24
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I still don't see an official announcement. Just the article regarding the Italian press "claiming" it's official.
Until its published by RRW, it's not official.
Now it's official.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #25
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Now it's official.
Yea...,its official that Ben wont be winning for quite awhile....,
Not like He developed into anything top notch anyway.
I had hopes that with a full on factory ride he could challenge the likes of Stoner, Jorge, Vale and Pedrosa.
He could not.
Flat doesnt have the stuff to be Champ at this level.
A challenger in some races on a good day. But future Champ? Nah...,
Now, on this ride, He will just be harder pressed to make the podium now.
Even the Gresini Honda wouldnt be enough to overcome the fact that Ben is just a hair short of being good MotoGP champion material.
Now he will have to battle with to keep the other superior satellite teams in sight.
I see him collecting a few more paydays and moving on. His desire to win and inability to do it at this level must be very frustrating for him. Cant blame the bike and all that is MotoGP Ben. You come up short.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #26
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I still don't see an official announcement. Just the article regarding the Italian press "claiming" it's official.
Until its published by RRW, it's not official.
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/D...m+announcement

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #27
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At the GP level my guess is Spies goes where the biggest money is.
He has learned the level of those guys.
The euro-centric management and politics will never favor an American or anyone outside the Continental sphere of influence.
Just ask Senna...

The rider with the most drive, improvement and heart this year has been Hayden.

Spies as a former Champ can demand a top level SBK team.

I wish he would.
And take Hayden, Edwards and Rossi with him.

WSBK > Moto GP.
I don't know about improvement, but definitely heart for sure. I agree on the WSBK move, that would be epic....

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #28
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Yea...,its official that Ben wont be winning for quite awhile....,
Not like He developed into anything top notch anyway.
I had hopes that with a full on factory ride he could challenge the likes of Stoner, Jorge, Vale and Pedrosa.
He could not.
Flat doesnt have the stuff to be Champ at this level.
A challenger in some races on a good day. But future Champ? Nah...,
Now, on this ride, He will just be harder pressed to make the podium now.
Even the Gresini Honda wouldnt be enough to overcome the fact that Ben is just a hair short of being good MotoGP champion material.
Now he will have to battle with to keep the other superior satellite teams in sight.
I see him collecting a few more paydays and moving on. His desire to win and inability to do it at this level must be very frustrating for him. Cant blame the bike and all that is MotoGP Ben. You come up short.


I vehemently disagree with you; There really is no point in discussing something we have little to no knowledge of, based on our skills and experience. PS And to think I've been told I need to "Sugar Coat" my opinions at times...AJ


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