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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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Apr 09

Posts: 1389

Richard1967 says:

Cutting it

I define cutting it as able to run faster than similar equipment , which Foggy did a few times , His results are on wikipedia , and in the immortal words of Max Boyce "I was there"

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Dec 10

Posts: 474

eddl says:

but i do love the way all the spies haters go told you so, but im thinking the lad aint quit yet

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Jun 10

Posts: 288

bluehaze60 says:


wonder if spies quit for Suzuki &take all his pit crew with him, if the rumours are true the Rossi will take his crew with him, early reports were the the new Suzuki gp Bike was quick from the start, with a rider of spies calibre would prove valuable in the development ,all depends on what Audi can do to convince Rossi to stay at Ducati

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Mar 09

Posts: 5217

Nostrodamus says:

X2 Glider

I'm with you on that. Put Crazy Joe on the thing. Enough of the dull existing deadwood. Neither Rossi, Dovi nor Cal deserve the ride.

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Jul 06

Posts: 2049

buelligan272 says:

real deal Spies?

Where are you all? All that said Spies would make the grade in Moto GP.
Numpty were one of them I seem to remember.
Once again your prediction was wrong as are a lot of others you make!

Good luck to Spies wherever he goes.He gave it a go and you can't knock him for that.

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Jan 11

Posts: 4

pischow says:

texas tornado

I think yamaha should take edwards back. I think he would be willing to come ride factory yamaha and retire with a little bit of dignity. He still has the speed and he would be happy to get hell away from the suter-bmw.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1970

thestig08 says:

the Rev Benny

Formally known as Bennyhedgehog ,the one that got squashed,oh how we have missed you ,NOT !,but like a bad smell along you come having learned nothing of your spell in the village of the damned ,but only a couple of posting in and its back to the same old old drivvel You hate Cal Crutchlow but love Dovi,We get it ok, I think you have banged your drum against your thick skull long enough,surely you must get sick of hearing it yourself,i don't know what Cal has done to you maybe he ran over one of your prickly friends in his VW transporter but ,if it's of any use I can get you in contact with him via a sponsor and you can tell him where he is going wrong you moron,Well done Benny your fraudulently back on the forum please may it not last,If I can help by goading your tiny brains out I will be happy to do so ,in the meantime try and get another topic other than slavvering the same single obsessive quips,better still get back in your chair and keep rocking backward and forwards till the medication kicks in

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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:

Not the first time

Ben isn't the first guy in the paddock to be forced to be #2.  Every one of Rossi's teammates have been forced to be #2.  Guaranteed to never win.  Nicky has been #2 his whole GP career except 2006 when Honda didn't have anyone else except rookie Pedro.  Nicky just took the internal political abuse better.  It's been a well paid career but was always signed to be someone's bitch.

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Jan 10

Posts: 58


Hope he gets two podiums in the USA we await news of the new boy.  Any bets out there?

He now joins Haslam on the job queue.


Yours aye...

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Mar 09

Posts: 5217

Nostrodamus says:

True enough Buelli

Me and a fair few far more qualified professional observers felt that Spies COULD step up and fill the vacant fourth Alien space this year. To date though that simply hasn't happened. A lot of bad luck for Spies so far this year, but he's got to hold his hand up for much of the poor performances too.

Never mind though Buelli, not even Nostro can be right all the time. However my number one prediction of the continued failure of Valentino Rossi just continues week in, week out. What do your crystal balls say these days me old string vest wearer? Surely you must have some more of that  juicy  'nudge, nudge, wink, wink can't tell you anything until the story breaks........'

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