Not as good a showing as we all hoped for but he did get some points and he might get a shot at Assen next week too!!! If he gets to do Assen, by the time he gets to Laguna, he might really have a good shot!!!
I really am sick of seeing him run away with wins in the AMA but he has a REAL shot at being able to sweep Laguna both AMA races and the MotoGP race!!! You think Nicky got a lot of press? Even if he doesn't but is able to continuously improve his results he will have a 2nd opportunity to pull a triple will at Indy!!! Even if someone else in the AMA paddock gets a wild card Ben is the only one who really has a shot at this one if you really think about it.
Placed well for not knowing the feel of the tires, the bike along with never riding the track before. I have jumped on my buddies R1, on a road I know well and didn't take to well very quickly at all. He had everything new to him. He will do well. I am not a big fan of him in the AMA, but will be supporting him in GP.