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post #1 of 17 Old 07-26-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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*Spoiler* Laguna Seca MotoGp race...

*Spoiler* The race was great with the exeception of Spies blowing a podium chance late in the race. He had a good shot but Rossi kept motoring. This man is amazing to achieve a top 3 finish with an injured leg and (still lingering) injured shoulder.

Pedrosa was leading but dumped it midway in Turn 5 (oh well ). Nicky Hayden said he rode his ass off but couldnt get up front. Spies took off like a bat out of hell. I was so excited to see that! Going into Turn1, he was tied for 2nd. I thought he might be able to stay up front. But the power disadvantage he has was clearly on display yesterday and he quickly got passed. He deserves a factory ride. and it was nice to see 4 Americans in this race, 3 of whom were in the top 10. Roger Lee Hayden did a respectable 11th, despite riding a shitty ass LCR honda. Good stuff.

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twas a good race. I dont THINK spies lacked power because they had said Yamaha had given tech 3 upgraded engines which basically meant the same power levels as Rossi/JLo... I think Spies has a lot to learn about riding 800s but he is catching on very quick! Too bad Stoner had front tire issues so he had to back off on chasing Jlo but damn man, Ross is impressive, irregardless of everything.. 8 world titles for a reason right lol
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I dont THINK spies lacked power because they had said Yamaha had given tech 3 upgraded engines which basically meant the same power levels as Rossi/JLo... I think Spies has a lot to learn about riding 800s but he is catching on very quick!

Dude, theres NO way a satellite is going to recieve ALL the top equipment of a factory. Not AMA, WSBK, and especially MotoGp. Not gonna hapeen ever. Remember Michael Jordan being pissed off a couple of years ago that he cant get the same parts that the factory guys get? Even with all his money, Jordan didnt have the clout to get the same stuff.

Yes, Edwards and Spies both griped about the lack of power but they stuff they recieved was no where near the stuff Rossi and Lorenzo have. Even Edwards said during qualifying that the upgrades they received helped "a little". A satellite team having the EXACT same parts as a factory ride wont ever happen.

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The upgrade was an ECU that allowed 500 more rpm. Definately NOT something that made the Tech 3 equal to the Fiats. Spies said after the race that he couldnt find a rythm early, and thats why he dropped off. He found it and actually caught up to Rossi but when Rossi turned up the volume I think it broke Spies and he made some mistakes.
Yhea Joker, I agree, Rossi has balls man, Hes talented and all that but has got some guts too, I respect that a lot.
I feel bad for Hayden. Seemed gutted at the end of the race.
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Ben will be top 3 in most races (and I say second in points overall) next year when he gets Rossi's ride, mark my words.

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Ben will be top 3 in most races (and I say second in points overall) next year when he gets Rossi's ride, mark my words.
I think most would agree with you on the first part, but Second in the championship? Stoner on an unfamiliar bike, Rossi on an unfamiliar bike (TBD), Pedrosa crashing all the time, Lorenzo likely being on top, you might be right!!!!!
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I'm not American and although I like Spies I don't think he could be in top 3 on his second year.
"Rossi and Stoner on an unfamiliar bikes" - Rossi would help making that Duc super fast I'm sure of that and also Stoner will be great on that easy to ride Honda, after so much time fighting with the Ducati.
Then we have the usual suspects Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Dovi.
So if he(Ben) makes it more often then not to top 5 it would be great.
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I'm not American and although I like Spies I don't think he could be in top 3 on his second year.
"Rossi and Stoner on an unfamiliar bikes" - Rossi would help making that Duc super fast I'm sure and Stoner will be great on that easy to ride Honda, after so much time fighting with the Ducati.
Then we have the usual suspects Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Dovi.
So if he(Ben) makes it more often then not to top 5 it would be great.
Bens got the pace, hes setting a precedent of blazing starts losing touch in the hectic first 5 to 10 laps and then getting a rythm and gaining 2 to 4 positions late in the race, is it mental? Is it that hes more comfortable on worn tires? I think mental. THAT he can fix with a year under his belt. Remember hes on a privateer bike. He will suprise us even more next year I think.
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I think mental. THAT he can fix with a year under his belt. Remember hes on a privateer bike. He will suprise us even more next year I think.
For sure. Wait til he secures a full ride. The "aliens" won't be on top for much longer. And if Hayden gets sorted out he'll return to the top with Spies.

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