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Ben Spies leaves Yamaha

It's emerged this afternoon that factory Yamaha MotoGP star Ben Spies will part company with the Japanese firm's team at the end of the 2012 season. In a short statement on Twitter, the Texan, whose achievements include winning the 2009 WSB title, said: "I'm extremely happy to push for the rest of the season to my fans and myself[…] Next year...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (24 July 2012 17:29)

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Dec 10

Posts: 474

eddl says:

fuck me it's like the premiership couple of bad results and you out, that aint right

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Jun 12

Posts: 6

Jimmaay92 says:

His Decision

No. If you read the article it's clear he's left on his own accord

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Jan 09

Posts: 96

Rowdygimly says:

Is he being booted out to make space for Andrea Dovizioso or Cal Crutchlow ?

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Nov 08

Posts: 129

phinmac says:


Go on back to WSBK and have some fun again, its the best racing in the world. Let them have there National sponsers and national riders its politics. Im sure you could get sponsers for yourself in WSBK its just so much more competative.

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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:


Cal or Rossi?

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Oct 09

Posts: 103

BarbaricCub says:


He has A factory ride on arguably the best bike on the grid, and Yamaha expreed wishe to keep him there too. Yes his results recently haven't been close to ideal, but I don't see where he could go where he could enjoy more success. Except perhaps A factory supported Satellite Honda?

Best of luck to the guy though, or if he's looking for something "different", this could pave the way for a straight swap with Mr Rossi?

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Apr 09

Posts: 1407

Richard1967 says:


Surely he'll be riding the new MotoGP suzuki?

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Jul 10

Posts: 1394

the expression your searching

For is, he jumped before he was pushed. Yeah ,yeah Ben it was your choice.

Ive nothing against Spies as a person, but he's failed big time on the best bike out there, Bar the odd flash of talent, last year was nothing special and this year has been embarrassing.

No, well done Yamaha, it would have been the biggest injustice in GP racing in you'd given him another contract simply because of his passport.

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May 07

Posts: 24

rossi must be a cert to go back to yam next year, it makes sense towards the marketing side of things meaning yamaha hasnt had a title sponsor plus rossi needs to get back on a good bike again and if it isnt rossi then i would love to see crutchlow take the seat but if it isnt cal it must be dovi, who would everyone else like to see on the second yam next year

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May 09

Posts: 514

leecho says:

i think

it will be rossi, would like to see cal on it but think his few mistakes have cost him the ride, and it will dovi if not rossi.

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