Ben Spies deplored the nudge in the first round that made him fail to win at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. Spies look fantastic but it can only grab the third podium.
Spies who started in second position immediately dropped to fourth at the first corner. On the fourth corner, Spies brushed with the Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso and slipped to ninth.
"After that incident, I had to try hard to pass other riders, one by one. I had to overtake creatively in a corner because it is impossible to overtake on the straight path," said Spies, Sunday (28/08/2011) at Indianapolis.
When I finished third, Spies see Dani Pedrosa was second too far in front of him. Spies can not be forced to pursue Pedrosa because the tires were much used to overtake other riders to get their third position.
"I've been doing our best to get this result. My efforts have the maximum to appear in the third podium, in front of my supporters," said Spies.