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Why they do not just send him to MGP next year is beyond me, I would love a Colin and Ben Tech 3 Team. He could not possibly do worse than James Toseland, he should be gone from MGP, he don't have what it takes.
 

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...just read this too. I also don't understand why he/they wants to stay in WSBK another year. Even if it is some of the best racing going on right now. :dontknow:
 

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...just read this too. I also don't understand why he/they wants to stay in WSBK another year. Even if it is some of the best racing going on right now. :dontknow:
:+1: :+2: with you guys, its odd
 

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I think it has its advantages. Get more time on the European tracks, though hes proven a quick study, and it will give him another year to truly become a 'veteran' of traveling on the World level, and it will also give MotoGP a year to sort out the engine limitation scenario that seems to be giving at least Yamaha fits. Nowadays you have one shot and have to perform right away in MotoGP so he should be as seasoned as possible.
 

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i think another year in SBK will do him good.

love watching him race.
I agree. as much as i love GP, WSBK is so much more fun to watch (especially supersport). Ben is finding his groove, and like was said before he is learning the tracks as he goes.
 

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I think it has its advantages. Get more time on the European tracks, though hes proven a quick study, and it will give him another year to truly become a 'veteran' of traveling on the World level, and it will also give MotoGP a year to sort out the engine limitation scenario that seems to be giving at least Yamaha fits. Nowadays you have one shot and have to perform right away in MotoGP so he should be as seasoned as possible.
I agree. I think the more track time the better. Spies is an incredible sbk racer and has tons of talent IMO. Have to admit he rides the hell out of that Yamaha. Also I a huge fan and I think it would be nice for him to have the title wsbk.
 

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I'm thrilled he's in WSBK for another year as opposed to going to MotoGP. I don't even try to hide the fact that while I watch MotoGP, it is motorcycle racing afterall, its EXTREMELY BORING to watch. Its boring racing. They're not close, competitive, or anything. Its 2, 3, sometimes 4 guys absolutely running away from everyone else.
 

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The reason Spies is staying in WSBK is because he wouldn't be very competitive in GP. He is too big. He would be like Hayden and Edwards, giving up 30 pounds right out of the box. Plus the Europeans want European riders and champions. Why do you thing they changed to the smaller engines? Why do you think they went with the less fuel requirements? All the recent rule changes were changed specifically to give the advantage to the freakishly small European riders in GP. The only reason there are any Americans in GP is to get a larger fan base and try to expand their revenue stream. If anything Hayden and Edwards should leave the pile that is GP and go to WSBK. That would make for some sweet racing.
 

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The reason Spies is staying in WSBK is because he wouldn't be very competitive in GP. He is too big. He would be like Hayden and Edwards, giving up 30 pounds right out of the box. Plus the Europeans want European riders and champions. Why do you thing they changed to the smaller engines? Why do you think they went with the less fuel requirements? All the recent rule changes were changed specifically to give the advantage to the freakishly small European riders in GP. The only reason there are any Americans in GP is to get a larger fan base and try to expand their revenue stream. If anything Hayden and Edwards should leave the pile that is GP and go to WSBK. That would make for some sweet racing.
I would agree. Especially is Rossi and Stoner come to WSBK as they have both hinted. Man that would be some fucking racing.
 

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The reason Spies is staying in WSBK is because he wouldn't be very competitive in GP. He is too big. He would be like Hayden and Edwards, giving up 30 pounds right out of the box. Plus the Europeans want European riders and champions. Why do you thing they changed to the smaller engines? Why do you think they went with the less fuel requirements? All the recent rule changes were changed specifically to give the advantage to the freakishly small European riders in GP. The only reason there are any Americans in GP is to get a larger fan base and try to expand their revenue stream. If anything Hayden and Edwards should leave the pile that is GP and go to WSBK. That would make for some sweet racing.
I agree with you for the most part but don't forget who the tallest guy is on the Moto GP grid, Rossi at 5'11. He seems to do ok despite that :wink:

I think that Spies (and any rider that is in a position to choose) should try and be in what ever series Rossi is racing in. That's where all the attention (and money, fame) will be. So Spies staying in Superbike another year lets him see what Rossi is going to do. If he left Superbike this year only to have Rossi leave Moto GP for Superbike then he'd be stuck on a sinking ship. On the other hand if Rossi stays in Moto GP (or he retires) then Spies is still in the more exciting series. My 2 cents anyway.
 

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unless spies can get on a factory bike theres no way he can win!how many riders from wsbk have got a factory bike in gp's??theres fresh riders coming up from 125's,250's to get the factory bikes..i dont think spies is any better than edwards and they would be on the same bike,pointless.(be interesting to see spies on the duke?)
 

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Why they do not just send him to MGP next year is beyond me, I would love a Colin and Ben Tech 3 Team. He could not possibly do worse than James Toseland, he should be gone from MGP, he don't have what it takes.

Hm.. hard word's.... I can not agree with you. Toseland is double WSBK Champion..and great , intelligent rider..
Colin is also double WSBK Champ..but did nothing special in moto gp...(was in Factory team) ,he is racing in moto gp since 2003 and did not even won one race in moto gp!!!

If you ask me.... best screenplay for next WSBK season : Colin,Vermulen,Toseland-back to WSBK...
 

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If you ask me.... best screenplay for next WSBK season : Colin,Vermulen,Toseland-back to WSBK...
Would be nice, but colin and toseland still have rides....till Tech 3's contract with Yamaha is up after 2010.
 

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The reason Spies is staying in WSBK is because he wouldn't be very competitive in GP. He is too big. Plus the Europeans want European riders and champions. Why do you thing they changed to the smaller engines? Why do you think they went with the less fuel requirements? All the recent rule changes were changed specifically to give the advantage to the freakishly small European riders in GP.
I don't agree on the above points. As stated, Rossi is the biggest and he has no problems. All types of racing are reducing engine capacities and becoming more environment friendly (F1 etc). Good or bad this is where racing is going...And all this about not liking US riders and stuff... c'mon man. :headshake
 

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Also Spies needs to be established as a regular winner in the eyes of the teams.
If he was in another team (e.g riding a zook )what would he do? I am sure much but he would not make his current impact. This along with more "worldwide" track experience will secure his job at the right places for the next 5-8 years with ease...
 

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The reason Spies is staying in WSBK is because he wouldn't be very competitive in GP. He is too big. He would be like Hayden and Edwards, giving up 30 pounds right out of the box.

so what you are saying is Spies would slow down on a lighter and more powerful bike?? Motogp bikes are far lighter and a bit more powerful than wsbk bikes man.. How does this even make any sense?
 

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so what you are saying is Spies would slow down on a lighter and more powerful bike?? Motogp bikes are far lighter and a bit more powerful than wsbk bikes man.. How does this even make any sense?
I think what he means is that most the GP guys are about half his size. I mean look at Pedrosa :lol:
 
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