American rider Ben Spies hopes to fit so that it can perform at this weekend's Malaysian GP. He decided to resign from the race at Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday (10.16.11), due to heavy impact on the heating session.
At that session (heating), the Yamaha factory team riders are lagging 1.9 seconds from the Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner. But because he felt his condition was not too good, a former world Superbike champion was decided to withdraw from the race 27 laps at Phillip Island.
With his resignation, then the Yamaha does not have a GP rider in Australia, which was won by Stoner - Stoner at the same time ensure themselves to be world champion 2011. The reason, Spies claimed his resignation less than an hour after Jorge Lorenzo certainly could not perform due to a serious injury on his left hand.
Spies is shaken due to the high-speed crash in qualifying on Saturday (10.15.11). He lost control on the Yamaha YZR-M1 on the Corner 3.
As a result, Spies suffered fractured ribs. However, the main issue is not on the injury, but because of a concussion, which makes it difficult to concentrate.
Therefore, Spies need more time to rest. He delayed the flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until Tuesday. Nevertheless, the 2009 Superbike champion admitted, hot weather and humidity conditions at Sepang can cause big problems for him.
"It took a few days. I do not think that it is bad. I'll be in Malaysia, and hope the condition is fine. I just need time to relax and stay calm during the day, and see what happens," said Spies.
If Spies finally could not race, so at this weekend's Malaysian GP Yamaha rider has not returned, because Lorenzo had been ruled out after undergoing surgical repair of a finger. That is, in the last two series of the Japanese team could not take part.