Ben Spies Injury ReportThe Texan Ben Spies was forced to miss Le Mans due to lingering shoulder issues, but was hopeful about being fully recovered for this weekend’s Mugello MotoGP.
But after Friday’s practice sessions, Spies experienced a high level of pain, which has forced him out of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Italy. The team reports that the free practice sessions highlighted the muscular problems still afflicting Ben Spies.The intense rehabilitation activities which the Texan has undergone in the last four weeks have brought about a clear improvement but it still not sufficient for Spies to demonstrate his true potential on the track.After an analysis of the situation, the Pramac Racing Team, Ducati Corse and the rider have taken the mutual decision to continue rehabilitation and physiotherapy and to interrupt all track activities to allow Ben to complete his total physical recovery.In the next few days Ben Spies will undergo further medical checks in order to have a clearer appraisal of the situation and evaluate the treatment to be followed for full recovery.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.