MotoGP » Gresini confirms Spies, Redding interest

Three riders in talks with Gresini Honda for 2013 MotoGP season.

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August 27, 2012 2:19 PM
Last Edited 1342 days ago

@ RocketR1

Not true.

I don't think Rea is even in serious contention, despite his wild card rides. Right now my understanding is that it's between Spies, Bautista and Redding. And probably in that order of preference. (Though the very latest rumour is that Spies will instead be going to the Ducati Junior team run by Pramac, as team mate to Iannone)

More info on Gresini options on site.

vonich - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 2:48 PM

In as much i would like to see spies stay in motogp than go to WSBK. I don't think spies will take the ride is honda wouldn't provide him a factory support.


August 27, 2012 3:12 PM

Just read that speculation is he signed with Ducati..that could be scary,although Audi may help turn things around I hope.
I think if Ben performs well enough Honda would support him at Gresini.


August 27, 2012 3:42 PM
Last Edited 1342 days ago


@birtymotogp on Twitter.

This from Spies on Twitter though:

"This is like a soap opera. It's kind of annoying but also a bit funny, and just when u think u figured it out, it changes again!"

Turns out he signed a pre-contract with BMW for WSBK, and that's a problem for Gresini. Not sure why it's an issue. Maybe because they'd need to buy him out of it?


August 27, 2012 4:30 PM

Thanks for the information sure seems like u have an insiders scoop! Keep up the good work!
After reading the gresini artical on MotoGp it almost seemed like Bautista was sure to be re-signed.

rgamma - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 5:18 PM

I think Honda wants to hedge their bets with a known quantity like Spies. Dani is fast, and has had a great year, but how many injury free seasons has he had? Marquez will probably be fast, but he is an unkown quantity on the big bikes. THere may be a period of adjustment for Marquez. I think this year is a mirage for Spies, and next year is more likely to resemble what he has done in the past.

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