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Superbike is the World's Series

Sunday, March 1, 2009
What did I tell you? World Superbike is where it’s at! Just look at those results. Race-long battles, completely rearranged top-10 in the both races, and plenty of on- and off-track antics. It just doesn’t get much better than that. And the icing on the cake – Homeboy Ben Spies wins race two after a tooth-and-nail battle with seasoned veteran Noryuki Haga, the man most
Ben Spies took the Race 2 win  pulling away from Haga in the final laps - Phillip Island
Spies took the world by storm in his first weekend out.
predicted as the preseason title favorite.

Take that world! We all knew the three-time AMA champ had loads of talent, and now so does the entire WSBK paddock and millions of viewers at home. Not only did the kid qualify on the pole in their new and slightly strange (not sure if I like it yet) qualifying elimination system, he now has a WSBK win to his name after only ONE weekend in the series. Had it not been for getting pushed into the gravel trap by Max Biaggi and Leon Haslem in race one, he could have been up front for that one too. When was the last time a rider took pole and won in his first weekend riding WSBK? I surely can’t recall, and it could be the first time ever? (If you know please chime in below.)

While I still love MotoGP, there’s no doubt if you want racing action, World Superbike is the place to be. Bet those Rizla Suzuki guys are kicking themselves now…
Post Tags: world superbike, ben spies
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Comments
Cois -Spies March 3, 2009 07:27 PM
There has already been predictions in the South African press that Ben Spies is going to win the WSBK championship this year, these predictions were made after day 1 of the Pirelli tyre test which took place at the Kyalami circuit.
Jaybond -More manufacturers March 3, 2009 04:50 PM
Not only we need KTM to join the WSBK fray, but also hopefully MV Agusta (and perhaps Benelli), just to fuel our hunger for the newfound WSBK fever...
Tom -wsbk first weekend win March 2, 2009 09:34 AM
When was the last time a rider took pole and won in his first weekend riding WSBK? max biaggi 2 years ago!
yellow gix -bens spies wkend March 2, 2009 08:59 AM
Go Ben, show the world what american racers are about!
Dant The Canadian -Also...... March 2, 2009 07:48 AM
Either get TRACTION CNTROL out of the series, or implemanting it has a production base option... If it's not on the production bike, it should not be on the race bike........
Dan The Canadian -Kick ass....... March 2, 2009 07:45 AM
Exactly....... Now we only need KTM RC-8R to get into the action.....
Ben -Kudos March 2, 2009 05:45 AM
Good article Atlas. I agree 100%. Although I do have to admit, a big part of my enthusiasm is with Ben Spies. I've been a huge Ben Spies fan in past years (FU Cry Baby Mladin!)and having him over there makes the series for me.