What if Yamaha re-signed Spies fo 13-14

Discussion in 'General' started by fullmetalF4i, May 20, 2015.

  1. fullmetalF4i

    fullmetalF4i C. Lee #826

    A statement was brought up on another forum that Ben Spies got screwed out of the Yamaha ride after 2012.
    I was thinking about it and thought, with the same conditions going forward (him retiring in 2013 after a few races), what would the MotoGP landscape look like had Ben been signed with Yamaha for 2013 and Rossi not being able to get that ride back?
    While the Rossi side is fairly interesting (do they get to where the GP15 is now, does he keep JB around, what happens @ yamaha when Spies retires), the question becomes, what about all those ansilary pieces that moved around because of it. Dovi to Ducati, Cal to Ducati, Bradly Smith to Tech 3, Pol Esp to Tech 3, Hayden to Aspar, Lorenzo staying put with options, Cal to LCR, Bradl to Forward, Aliex Esp from Forward to Suzuki...
    How different would the MotoGP landscape be with just that one change?
  2. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    I think the only way Rossi wouldn't have had that ride back was if he didn't want it.
  3. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    IIRC Yamaha marketing trumped the race team. The race team didn't want him back.
  4. MikeR

    MikeR Well-Known Member

    Really?! Wow, didn't know that. Any reasons as to why? Don't know much of the inner working of the teams so curious.
  5. tophyr

    tophyr Parkour Champion

    What if Schwantz had never retired? Would Suzuki have pulled out after 2011? Would King Kenny still have earned his crown? Would Steeltoe have had Rizla girls to fap to instead of having to resort to Maxxis girls?

    So many questions.
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    418 Expert #59

  7. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Nothing will ever top the Maxxis Babes Thread. Huey fookin conqured the Isle of Man lol.
  8. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    What if Biaggi and Gibernau stayed in MotoGP?
  9. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    What if Stoner wasn't allergic to milk?
  10. Rob P

    Rob P Well-Known Member

    What if Biaggi hadn't bitchslapped Melandri? Would he be outperforming Bautista?
  11. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    I was searching trying to find the original article that I read that from. So far I only found this:


    If I have more time I'll try and find the article. For some reason I thought it was on motomatters.
  12. BigBird

    BigBird blah

  13. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    What if the Germans hadn't bombed Pearl Harbor?
  14. tophyr

    tophyr Parkour Champion

    Custer probably would have triumphed at the Alamo, then.
  15. iomTT

    iomTT Well-Known Member

    What if people had not "crashed" and Nicky had not takin the title due to there crashes
  16. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    What if Hulk Hogan hadn't crossed the Delaware back in 1776?
  17. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

  18. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    What if Kenny Roberts hadn't gone to europe and stomped a mudpie into barry sheene's ass in 1978?
  19. "What If I Never Tried It" an autobiography by Valentino Rossi.
  20. Rob P

    Rob P Well-Known Member

    What if Bruce Jenner never met a Kardashian?

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