This was supposed to be the 'start of the season' for Ben, but the unfortunare american rider ended up in clinica mobile after few laps on Friday.
The american rider suffered a grade-three separation of his left shoulder, Spies, who was returning finally returning to action after suffering an injury to his right shoulder early in the season, was visibly depressed and in pain as he walked to the Alpinestars hospitality area.
Everybody saw that was a high side to cause all these, but what caused the high side?
It seems Ben forgot after so many months away from the Ducati machine, that, unlike Yamaha, the Traction Control comes in only after second gear.
"Spies explained. "On the Ducati the TC doesn't come on until you're in second gear. I guess I should have known that or someone should have told me.
It’s a grade-three separation. I’m not sure on surgery yet, but I’ve done this before and it’s three to four weeks no matter what.”
The Pramac's team manager, Francesco Guidotti, is understandably upset and he told Sportmediaset “that we have to stop talking about bad luck when certain injuries always happen to the same rider. I don’t want to point the finger on the rider, but this type of problem isn’t resolved by itself. Ben entered, and in the first three corners was rather slow, then he opened the throttle in a dirty part of the track and crashed without any indication of control.”
Ben wil not miss only Indianapolis but also Brno and Silverstone if his recovery should take three to four weeks as he expects it will so, no racing again until 13th of Spetember for Ben.