Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
I think where Spies is underestimated is his control of his lap times. It is absolutely amazing. He can put on tenths AT WILL and slow the entire pace down AT WILL. Like he has said in interviews "I had to put my head down and go."
I find it absolutely amazing he can simply shave a second or more off his lap times AT WILL when under pressure, getting caught, etc, etc.
I absolutely hate to hear about Haga's injuries - although he does have 3 weeks to recover before the next race, so he has that going for him.
What makes this championship race absolutely amazing is the sportsmanship of ALL the top competitors. They respect one another on and off the track, and are friends at that. In VERY few race series do you hear one congratulating, praising, or up-talking other races during the podium interviews.