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Old 03-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #1561
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I think Spies is done, he's on the downhill backside of his MotoGP career.


(I hope he proves me wrong though...)
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I hope he proves you wrong too!
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One bad season out of how many?


I think it's one bad season, followed by 2013 on the Ducati.


I couldn't find any good images for when I searched for "career-killing turnip truck" so I'll just use this instead...



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Old 03-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #1562
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Ben is 1.4 secs behind Dovi, who is also new to the Ducati, who himself is almost 1.4 down on Pedrosa. It would be easy to see this as the writing on the wall, but I am willing to hold my judgement until he has had a couple good months on the machine. Still, it seems to me that the Ducati is the single biggest career killer in MotoGP these days.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #1563
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Considering Ben's injury, I'm not bothered by the times he's posting currently. The problem for him is even if he's the fastest Duc rider......he's still screwed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #1564
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Naw, just seventh.

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Considering Ben's injury, I'm not bothered by the times he's posting currently. The problem for him is even if he's the fastest Duc rider......he's still screwed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #1565
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #1566
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If Ben is the fasted Duc by the end of the year I see he has a future in the sport. If not then its time to go Race a RSV4 in WSBK.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #1567
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Spies will be OK. Suzuki will be back in 2014.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #1568
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Spies will be OK. Suzuki will be back in 2014.
Would be interesting to see Suzuki come back and beat Ducati the first year...with Spies riding...and as long as I'm dreaming..with Hayden also on a Suzuki ...
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #1569
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Spies will be OK. Suzuki will be back in 2014.
Tell me you have rumors of him signing? IS this why he has only a 1 year deal with Duc?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #1570
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Would be interesting to see Suzuki come back and beat Ducati the first year...with Spies riding...and as long as I'm dreaming..with Hayden also on a Suzuki ...
I think RDP is getting the other seat.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #1571
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Tell me you have rumors of him signing? IS this why he has only a 1 year deal with Duc?
There are signs which point that way. But there's a long way to go still.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #1572
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Suzuki never showed me anything from back in the 500 days. The only way they won championships was by the rider going well beyond the call and hanging it all out. Roberts won on it but it was ugly.
I don't look for them or Kawasaki to come back with anything as good as the Ducati.

If Suzuki had given Hopper or McCoy a decent bike either of them would have been at the pointy end. As it was they got a steaming pile of parts.
If the Ducati is the career killer the Suzuki is the trailer. The Aprilia CRTs will lap it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #1573
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OK....we gonna' hold you to this, right?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #1574
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If the Ducati is the career killer the Suzuki is the trailer. The Aprilia CRTs will lap it.
Bautista was doing some pretty good numbers considering, in '11. If they'd stayed in it'd still be a decent bike.
New inline 4 will be NEW, but it's not like they have zero experience with inline 4's.
I believe (fingers crossed ) that they will be good bikes by the end of '14, kicking Eyetalian butts.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #1575
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[QUOTE=Mr Head;20843606]Suzuki never showed me anything from back in the 500 days. The only way they won championships was by the rider going well beyond the call and hanging it all out. Roberts won on it but it was ugly.
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Roberts won, raced , Suzuki ? When?

Yamaha until he went off on his own as a team owner.
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