Benny Hill....Spies was a 3 time AMA WC, 1 time WSBK WC (In his Rookie year too), and Motogp Rookie of the year with a Pole, 2 podiums, placing 6th.
Compare the Brit Apeman and you get a local backyard BSB wc and WSS wc, a failure in WSBK (5th place), and Rookie of the year in Motogp (12th place, 1 podium), FAIL.
Why should Spies worry about the talent level from any Brit, when apeman is their best at the moment?
Who is coming to Motogp next year.....Little Ginger, Marc Marquez and maybe Andrea Iannone. Who will be demoted for them.....a Brit (Apeman) so far, Pirro and perhaps Hector Barbera.
Spies have nothing to fear except politics....he brought honor to Tech 3 and Yamaha. Yamaha's only WSBK WC, comes from one named Ben the Predator Spies, and yes he beat all the Aliens thus far. With pole and races. There are NOT MANY, NONE, NADA, riders out there with that on their resume, except the Aliens themselves. Dovi has 1 pole and 1 win in his 4 years in Motogp, with an additional 6 years of track experience/knowledge, 10 years LMAO. Spies needed only 2 years and you guys want to make a comparison.
Sorry Ben blew that away already. Been there done that, better things ahead....next on the check list. LOL. LOL Oh my, Oh my!!!