Monday, June 27, 2011

Spies savors First Moto GP win in Netherlands...

Ben Spies on top step of Assen TT podium – upon his maiden Moto GP victory. (Source: Motogpworld.net)
Whale, with all of the motor racing action occurring this past weekend, albeit I NEVER saw a program listing for it - as I can only surmise it was televised sometime early Saturday morning? Whilst I was still stewing over that PATHETIC thingy called “live” FIL ‘Quals – NO they’re NOT Indy Car – as they do NOT F%%KING work! But I digress...

And thus, although I know the results, I’ve set the timer to capture the rebroadcast (Monday morning) and will watch Captain kOOL! Err, Ben Spies who’s also known as ‘ELBOZ – capturing his maiden MotoGP victory in der Neitherlandz, a.k.a. the TT at Assen, in the Netherlands as soon as I return from a short jaunt to the other side of Ye mountains...

Making this victory even more sweeter for the Texan, who’s reportedly had an up ‘N down Sophomore season to date as the reigning World Champion George Lorenzo’s “Wingman,” was the fact that apparently many Yamaha Brass were on hand to celebrate the Japanese Scooter’s 50th Anniversary in World Championship Grand Prix motorcycle competition – with Spies appropriately riding a special liveried YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition Scooter to victory. As Spies, along with Lorenzo were debuting the special red & white paint scheme – as the “Works” Boyz will run this livery again at Laguna Seca.


And Spies was his typical ‘Californian kOOL as Dave Despain’s Last Call on Wind Tunnel Sunday night, already back in Italy – where I assume he’s now headquartered for his mostly European Moto GP campaign. Although Spies wasn’t arrogant or gloating over his first victory, saying he really hadn’t expected it to come this soon – along with mentioning he’d just had a celebratory dinner with his pal Kevin Schwanz. Nevertheless, the victory was the first for an American rider in five years, the last being The Kentucky Kid’s win at Laguna Seca...

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