Saturday, March 14, 2009
Ben Spies Doubles in Losail WSBK
For those of you that follow the WSBK circus, Ben Spies
put it to them again this w/e at the Losail, Qatar circuit
and doubled the World Superbike rounds. Having just seen
the track for the first time this w/e, he started off out of the
gate by leading most or all of the practice sessions, winning
Superpole, and then won both races...by an average of over 1.5
seconds each. Not bad for a 'rookie.'
Here are some shots of Mat Mladin, his former U.S. Suzuki team
mate, keeping him honest in last year's race 1 at Road America,
in Elkhart Lake, WI., in June. Spies won both events this w/e as well.
It should be a very interesting year in World Superbike this year with
seven manufacturers and 28 full time riders/teams. And with the Pirelli spec
tires this series is getting ready to blow wide open as far as one of the most
competitive of motorcycle racing series in the world. Keep an eye out, and you
can follow it on the feeds on the left side column. Or go to: http://www.worldsbk.com/
Enjoy and thanks for coming by.