March 14, 2009 by


WSBK rookie Ben Spies also know as Mr.Elbows due to his riding style where his elbows frequently touch the ground when making sharp turns, is giving the god fathers of the WSBK a run for the pole positions.

Mr.Elbowz dominated the two WSBK qualifying sessions at Losail Circuit in Qatar, he lapped the 5.380 km circuit in 1 minute 57.280 seconds, Jakub Smrz on the 1098R came second, a fraction of a second behind Spies, and ahead of Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) in third. The race is taking place tomorrow, and am very anxious  to see if  the big boys will let rookies set foot on the podium.

  • R1

    He just won race one at Qatar..go Spies go

  • ZD

    The RSV4 is doing well…this season is going to be full of surprises

  • ٩٩٩

    having lunch before race 2, i feel i’m going to have a good laugh and i need the energy for that

  • jojo

    nothing like seeing the race live in the track with the thuderous sound of some 20 bikes taking off simultaneously ! The proud mothjer of Ben Soies was passing out his photos to the crowed !!

  • Adrenaline


    The bike was pretty fast on the straits but wobbling like a hound dog with mad cow disease

  • R1

    you better catch what is left of NBK marathon and burn that lunch out ;-)

  • R1


    yes the sound is the ONLY nice thing about it, but nothing better than watching it on TV with cameras on every corner zooming in and out on the bike.

    sorry for the double post

  • jojo

    You r right as far as following the race ! I went back to town for the secnd race on TV, but being thier in Ducati,BMW, Aprelia & other pits chating with the bikers and managers (even meeting Ben Soies’s Mum ) with some photo sessions is priceless.

  • Adrenaline

    I guess no need to post a new post about the race, seams u all watched it :-)