Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deutschland/Colorado Springs
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I don't think its Ducati's fault. He had a terrible time on the factory Yamaha as well. One of the only times i've seen a full factory ride back with the CRT's.
His first year in motogp looked promising but he just lost it after that. I hate to say it, but his heart was never in Motogp after the first year. He pretty much gave up. The biggest clue was last year. Usually when riders low side they run over to the bike and try to keep going and get back in the race....not Spies. Everytime he came off that bike he would just get up and walk off the track. Would never even glance at the bike. It was obvious he didn't want to be there.
It's too bad such talent is gone already but honestly after he got hurt he didn't make much of an attempt to come back. I'm sure he will be successful in whatever he does and hopefully a lot happier, because he sure wasn't happy in motogp.
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
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2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
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