Results tagged “Ben Spies” from Sunday Sun Blog
MotoGP, Silverstone. By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold.
JORGE Lorenzo has won the Air Aisa British MotoGP at Silverstone.
The Fiat Yamaha star dominated the 20-lap race around the Northants circuit, leading from the first lap all the way to the flag.
Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso took a hard-fought second place, while rookie Ben Spies took a stunning third on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine.
SAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga leads the World Superbike championship once again after a dominant win in Race Two at Magny Cours.
And as the Xerox Ducati rider took his 41st victory, title rival Ben Spies was only able to wrestle his Yamaha Racing machine to fourth place.
This now puts Haga back at the top of the points table with a 10 point advantage with just one round to go.
BEN Spies pipped Noriyuki Haga to the win in today's first World Superbike race from Magny Cours to take a two point lead in the championship.
Spies, who had led from lights to flag, ended up having to ride a defensive last lap after a late charge from Haga.
What looked like it was going to be another easy win for the Texan Yamaha rider rapidly turned into a close fight in the closing two laps, as Haga pulled the pin and made a last ditch bid for victory.
MAX Biaggi and Ben Spies shared the spoils in a tension-filled two races of the FIM World Superbike Championship at Brno.
Biaggi emerged victor after a dramatic Race One which saw Spies taken out by the Ducati Xerox machine of Michel Fabrizio, but the cool-headed Texan bounced back to take the win in the second.
Meanwhile a still sore Noriyuki Haga kept his championship hopes alive by grabbing an eighth and a sixth.
BEN Spies strolled to victory in the second World Superbike race at Donington Park - while some of the championship's biggest names crashed out.
The 'Texas Terror' made it look easy, as he crossed the line some seven seconds ahead of second placed Leon Haslam.
And as Haslam's result gave the thousands of UK fans at the Derbyshire track something to cheer about, a high spirited Michel Fabrizio brought his Ducati Xerox machine home third.