MotoGP » Late Pedrosa charge denies Spies

'The bike and team are working really well and we've got a good pace for the race so I'm hoping for a trouble free day tomorrow' - Ben Spies

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August 25, 2012 5:38 PM

Good to hear Spies is now looking set to remain in MotoGP on a factory-spec RCV.

If this series needs to keep its status as a true World Championship, it needs to keep up its quota of non-European riders. It needs more of them, not less.

I think it's the a good thing also that the mooted defections to WSBK by the likes of Dovi, Ben & Cal aren't going to happen after all. MotoGP is the blue riband class of racing and ought to feature the best riders.


August 25, 2012 6:15 PM
Last Edited 1068 days ago

How strong are the rumours that he will join Honda for 2013? Are Honda pushing for Spies in hope of improvements on American Sales?
Love to see him aboard A Gresini Honda!!


August 25, 2012 6:19 PM

On paper the switch to Gresini would be a winner for the series as well as Spies as whatever his problems he is fast. Edwards might decide to call it a day and we need at least 2 Americans I think.


August 25, 2012 6:30 PM
Last Edited 1068 days ago

@ RocketR1

Now very strong!

Apparently the moves to put it together are coming not from Honda so much as Ezpeleta. Losing Spies to WSBK would be a credibility hit to the series, and he doesn't want that.

Pretty much every journo is tweeting about it (@birtymotogp) but the most interesting comments are from Ben himself at bikesportnews.


August 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Just finished reading it,Almost sounds like he will take the deal,Also read that BMW have offered Haslem a deal now that Spies looks set to Stay in MoToGP.
I still think Ben has something left to prove here..WSBK is better racing but Ben has been there and dominated already.I think he should try another season with a fresh start.

Valete - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 7:05 PM

Damm tkx guys really happy to heard this news!! Hope it is true.. Will be nice to wach Ben more years!! He is better then what is showing, he knoe he had the bike he can wach from Lorenzo but Yamaha dont suit him, this is true!! Aim very happy for is Balls to stay unlike other Aussie rider..lolo and maybe Ben will enjoy even more the Honda


August 25, 2012 7:58 PM

LMAO..... saw this coming a mile away

so the gresini thing is a done deal ehh... just like the BMW thing everyone hasnt shut up about since he said he wouldnt be riding for yamaha

what a joke of journalism lol

that said i hope he does end up at gresini and stays in motogp

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