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[SJ]ski9600

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FIM World SuperBike
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:40:24 am »
BEN SPIES!  :shy:

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 11:36:32 am »
I thought the new 917 at Mulsanne 'jump' was scary....

art of slide by ben spies

I think Spies is awesome!

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 11:59:15 am »
Put him in motogp!!

He looks like the real deal!! Give him the Honda along side pedrosa and imagine the fights then!!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 12:01:10 pm »
Perhaps it's better to replace Hayden on the Ducati

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 12:15:43 pm »
Spies in MotoGP, should be just fine.  :yes:

Dunno what's with Hayden. He can , but he doesn't?  :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 12:47:10 pm »
Perhaps it's better to replace Hayden on the Ducati

You know, i wish ducati would give their bike to Rossi and possibly lorenzo and see how they do with it. I mean surely its possible for someone else to ride the bike fast?? Rossi was able to ride the yamaha very fast when no one else could (at the time when he switched) I understand stoner is doing the same, but i fear that if Spies went to ducati maybe he would not be able to adapt? or maybe he could be one of the very few who can adapt.

I guess its like in our little world, only a few sim drivers can adapt to different cars / tracks and setups and be fast no matter what, then you have a few guys whom are fast at only some of the combos then some who are fast only once or twice due to it being their special combo....

[SJ]Alex Wulf

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 02:25:00 pm »
You know, i wish ducati would give their bike to Rossi and possibly lorenzo and see how they do with it. I mean surely its possible for someone else to ride the bike fast?? Rossi was able to ride the yamaha very fast when no one else could (at the time when he switched) I understand stoner is doing the same, but i fear that if Spies went to ducati maybe he would not be able to adapt? or maybe he could be one of the very few who can adapt.

I guess its like in our little world, only a few sim drivers can adapt to different cars / tracks and setups and be fast no matter what, then you have a few guys whom are fast at only some of the combos then some who are fast only once or twice due to it being their special combo....


Its also a huge team effort. When Rossi went to Yamaha; he brought Jeremy Burgess and most of the old mechanics (note; specialists for tyre, suspension etc) with him :)

I cant recall who is the crew chief for Ben Spies, but I do know he brought over his old one. Maio Meregalli is still the team leader, but he is not that active now with the Ben Spies got his own crew chief with him. This is not to take away anything from Spies amazing riding (or Rossis) it just goes to show the team effort and (partly) why some can - and some cant.

I hope Spies stays in the SBK for a while.. Its an amazing championship at the moment! From old I've been a MotoGP fan, but now I enjoy both series :D

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 10:50:26 pm »
Spies in MotoGP, should be just fine.  :yes:

Dunno what's with Hayden. He can , but he doesn't?  :?: :?: :?: :?:


Yes, it was really fun for me to watch Nicky 3 years ago!  However, it wasn't right (for Honda) to design the next bike for Pedrosa.  I think Nicky got screwed.



/What do you think?

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 10:56:44 pm »

I hope Spies stays in the SBK for a while.. Its an amazing championship at the moment!


I guess I'm new to motorbike riding, but I agree that Spies should win at least one or two championships before (I hope he can win this year!) going to the MotoGP


[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 11:07:03 pm »
Spies in MotoGP, should be just fine.  :yes:

Dunno what's with Hayden. He can , but he doesn't?  :?: :?: :?: :?:


Yes, it was really fun for me to watch Nicky 3 years ago!  However, it wasn't right (for Honda) to design the next bike for Pedrosa.  I think Nicky got screwed.



/What do you think?


The switch towards 800cc engines has impacted Hayden a lot as his driving style is rather to throw and slide the bike in the corners, so not very smooth and gentle style like for instance Pedrosa or Lorenzo have. This is imo the big issue for Nicky Hayden. (I also think Pedrosa is simply better than Hayden, but that's irrelevant now)

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 03:01:58 am »
roger that, Pedrosa is very good also. 

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2009, 10:48:01 pm »
their have been a few high caliber riders on that Ducati and none have been able to match Stoner yet. Hayden is picking it up fast than the others though. I'm not so sure replacing him with a Rookie rider, even if it is Spies, is such a good idea. That Ducati is a beast.

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Re: FIM World SuperBike
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 01:59:22 am »
Too bad Haga got banged up as it is going to be tough for him to realize a championship at this point.  Spies is a damn good rider and the R1 Yammy is damn good bike making for the perfect storm of contention.  Hopefully he'll make it into MotoGP while Rossi is still there as that should make for some epic battles.


On the GP front Ducati have their work cut out for them in developing the bike for anyone not named Stoner and they've gone a long way over the last few races in that direction as evidenced by Hayden's and Kalio's improvements.  Hopefully, by next year they'll have more than one bike regularly in the top five again.