MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Ben Spies - Q&A

"I've got a 2 year deal and the biggest thing is that it's a factory contract which means that I can ride for Pramac, the factory team or any Ducati team that they have" - Ben Spies.

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DJ from TJ - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 2:50 AM

Good interview, but let's not place all the blame on Yamaha for putting the eggs in the Lorenzo basket, I would have done the same, the tech 3 guys probably had the same bike as Spies if not inferior and they still managed something like 8 podiums.
@ an4rew. Bridgestone can't be fooling around with the tires so much like Pirelli for many reasons but mainly because of safety, remember these guys are unprotected out there, have you seen the tire failures in F1 lately? Imagine if a tire was to delaminate completely while taking a fast corner or doing 320KMH. Also the fact that they don't have pit stops makes it very hard to accomplish.
I wish Spies the best, and if is not meant to be in MotoGP then somewhere else where he can delight us with the speed and race craft many of us have come to appreciate.

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 4:34 AM

Great insight the tyres play to much of a role in which bike will suit them the best. However the f1 route is would be a disaster on a motorcycle. Limiting the performance of the tyre without compromising the race duration integrity and safety then that would be the best solution next to another tyre war cause Dorna wants the money from Brdgestone and a tyre war doesnt allow for that.

Spies may be playing his cards right here at best he was gonna be another Colin Edwards at Yam loyalty dont mean squat when they cant get a title sponsor, unlike Honda who will give factory support if you have potential like Dovi, Bradl, Simo, Marc and Stoner sure they didnt keep Dovi on but at least they didnt jeopardise his career beyond them and now secured a potentially lucrative ride with ducati both financially and in terms of career prospects.
Speis just recover fully then push as hard as you can and shut up all the haters who dont know **** all and cant see past the political smokescreen surroun

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