Spies content with fifth in San Marino

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies was pleased to finally complete a race weekend without major incident, the Texan finishing the race in fifth place.

Spies started well from his third row start to jump to sixth on the first lap. A lack of feeling with the less than perfect set up resulted in a little loss of speed mid-race, but Spies was soon to step up the pace again, eventually passing Stephan Bradl to take fifth at the line just seven seconds behind his team mate in first. The 11 points taken puts him on 77 and he remains in 10th place in the standings.

Ben Spies

"I know we didn’t get on the podium but I’m glad we were able to finally just have a normal race. Some of the times weren’t quick enough for the podium but we put on a good charge in the end. We struggled with a few things, especially some feeling with the front tyre. It’s been a difficult weekend and we didn’t start the race with the perfect set up but luckily could still put together an ok race. After what’s happened in the last eight weeks it almost feels like a podium for me!"

Press release courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing.

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