MotoGP » Ezpeleta explains MotoGP Rookie Rule change of heart

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Why on earth is the rookie rule refered to as the Ben Spies rule. Based on 09 results Yamaha Rossi - 1st WC Lorenzo - 2nd WC Honda Pedrosa - 3rd WC (Honda protege, unlikly to be droped for a spies/dovi combo) Dovi - 5th WC (after first year at HRC/Repsol, possible to drop him I guess) Ducati Stoner - They would have been insane to drop him at this point Hayden - Bad first season granted Suzuki - Exempt from rookie rule I dont see how the rookie rule stoped him getting a factory ride, espcially considering the history of WSBK riders moving to GP. ------ As for next season, the rookie rule wasnt the major issue, it was the uttly stupid 4 bike per manafacture rule. How does that save money, the manafactures lease fewer bikes, therefore less leasing revenue (dev cost stays approx the same). Some stupid **** rule for the phasing in of CRT'S

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