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Old 06-12-2008, 12:15 PM   #21
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a brave prediction
Donnington is very very technical track and the others you mentioned have all ridden there before.
This is Rizla's and Paul Dennings home GP so ignore what you read about no pressure.
The Brits love their MotoGP and the crowd and spectator involvement will be pretty intimidating to someone who used to being top dog in a national series.
I think this is a babtism of fire and I really hope he can rise to the occassion and not come away with any self doubt.
Looking forward to seeing him ride in the flesh though I must be honest .
I was kind of afraid of that- I am a bit worried about how they're downplaying the ride. Although, that does seem to be Elbowz style... he does that in the AMA too.

We'll see, I'm sure he'll do his best to ride the wheels off that thing and try to show the World that he has skillz beyond AMA and huge support
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:38 PM   #22
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Seems like the natural progression of things with the AMA shake up in full swing.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:48 PM   #24
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a brave prediction
Donnington is very very technical track and the others you mentioned have all ridden there before.
This is Rizla's and Paul Dennings home GP so ignore what you read about no pressure.
The Brits love their MotoGP and the crowd and spectator involvement will be pretty intimidating to someone who used to being top dog in a national series.
I think this is a babtism of fire and I really hope he can rise to the occassion and not come away with any self doubt.
Looking forward to seeing him ride in the flesh though I must be honest .
u think Ben isnt used to pressure ? i guess racin Matt Mladin for the championship 3 years straight aint . no pressure at all. trust me, Ben is always up to the challenge and will not be humbled if beatin. he is a natural born racer with one focus... winning races. i used to race 125's against him when he was a teenager, so i have a pretty good idea what the boy is made of
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #25
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u think Ben isnt used to pressure ? i guess racin Matt Mladin for the championship 3 years straight aint . no pressure at all. trust me, Ben is always up to the challenge and will not be humbled if beatin. he is a natural born racer with one focus... winning races. i used to race 125's against him when he was a teenager, so i have a pretty good idea what the boy is made of
?????????
You think racing your teamate on the best bike for the best team in your country of birth is the same as racing prototype MotoGP in a foreign land for the first time at their home GP against the worlds best on a bike that is at best middle pack at a circuit that is notoriously difficult to master…………………
Come on, keep it real

It’s a big big ask of him is all I’m saying and if you read what I said, I hope he comes through it and not to underestimate what he’s up against.
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?????????
You think racing your teamate on the best bike for the best team in your country of birth is the same as racing prototype MotoGP in a foreign land for the first time at their home GP against the worlds best on a bike that is at best middle pack at a circuit that is notoriously difficult to master…………………
Come on, keep it real

It’s a big big ask of him is all I’m saying and if you read what I said, I hope he comes through it and not to underestimate what he’s up against.
when ur a true racer at heart... it doesnt matter where, who or what bike ur racin. ur only goal and focus is to win. so go sit back on the couch and WATCH sum more racin ! i hope he hands those their !
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It's been a while since he's sniffed someone else's exhaust the whole race.....

He's about to get a big wiff.........I don't think the pressure will get to him. But seriously........he's entering a whole different level. Don't expect much else except for him to hold his own.

Hope he does well though. I doubt it will be to many races until we start to see him in contention for podiums……

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It's been a while since he's sniffed someone else's exhaust the whole race.....

He's about to get a big wiff.........I don't think the pressure will get to him. But seriously........he's entering a whole different level. Don't expect much else except for him to hold his own.

Hope he does well though. I doubt it will be to many races until we start to see him in contention for podiums……

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oh dont get me wrong... i wasnt sayin he was gonna go there and own the place. he will definately have sum learning to do ! but i doubt seriously he is going to be intimidated. Ben has not changed much from when i started watchin him race 11 yrs ago. he is focused and determined to master whatever bike or track you throw at him. he may not win at first, but he definately wont be in the back... you can count on that
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The best part about all of this is that he'll get 2 races under his belt before they come to Laguna Seca...
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SWEET ! GO BEN GO !!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm making a bold prediction here... Spies (who in my opinion is the best American-born racer actively racing) will finish ahead of Hayden.


Spies is something else... I really think he's got what it takes to win the MotoGP title in a few years, provided he's on competitive machinery.
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Congrats to Ben, can't wait to watch those races. Who on the board besides Grinchy wouldn't love to see Ben and Colin on the same team?

.......and they both loved OHR.
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Is anyone setting up a viewing party to watch this race?? It would be a great opportunity to see A Homegrown talent on the international scene...

Any one know of a place to watch the race???
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The best part about all of this is that he'll get 2 races under his belt before they come to Laguna Seca...
that's the truth right there
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Congrats to Ben, can't wait to watch those races. Who on the board besides Grinchy wouldn't love to see Ben and Colin on the same team?

.......and they both loved OHR.
lose JT from Tech111 to make way for Spies???
right I wouldn't want to see that
leave our lone Brit be, you got Nicky, Hoppa, Colin and soon Ben S to cheer along.
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lose JT from Tech111 to make way for Spies???
right I wouldn't want to see that
leave our lone Brit be, you got Nicky, Hoppa, Colin and soon Ben S to cheer along.
i dont see that happenin. i think Toseland will start moving towards the front now that he has gotten his feet wet. i used to enjoy watchin him in WSBK ride the wheels off that Honda. JT can ride, im waitin for him to start showin the boys in motoGP what he's got
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