Spies to Suzuki
I don't see Spies staying in motogp. Its fairly plain that motogp and Ben Spies just doesn't work.
Spies is amazing in superbikes. Thinking about it I can now see why so many people got what now appears to be over excited by Ben coming to motogp. Bens Stats in WSBK and AMA are incredible and I suppose if I had thought about it at the time I also would may have expected Ben to clean up in motogp. But then again how many times have we seen people murder wsbk and then just not gel with motogp.
As far as the brits are saying "I told you so" at the moment, the reason they are saying this is because they have a more recent memory of Brit riders having exactly the same great performance at superbikes and lack of success at motogp. The Brits were a little more cautious and knew that you can't draw logical conclusions or expectations for motogp. Conversely the Americans were over confident, and gave it large to all and sundry, just because they haven't had a rider go wrong on them recently. Anyway, winners are grinners.
The Yamaha is the anti-ducati. The Yamaha is the bike everyone can ride and ride fast. The ducati well is the ducati pos and no one can ride that thing fast or fast without falling off it half the time.
Anyway, my point is that I can't see Ben's problem being the Yamaha bike.
I can't believe the conspiracy theories about Yamaha hamstringing Bens bike. Firstly, Yamaha didn't neeed to do this to Ben bike, Ben was sufficiently off pace all on his own to not be threatening Lorenzo's points. Secondly, Yamaha needed Ben to be faster in order to buffer between Lorenzo and the repsol boys and to take points of Casey & Dani.
You can't discount the theory his crew/team is just incapable in setting up a motogp bike. It does look at though his crew are a little like "the good ol boys" and maybe Ben is fiercely loyal. What I have problems accepting is that Yamaha wouldn't have stepped in and said "your settings are idiotic, you obviously have no idea what you are doing" and gotten rid of them.
I can't see Ben going to Suzuki. I mean why would Suzuki want to take a rider that is not performing on the sweetest handling bike in motogp. Suzki want to be successful and will take the best possible decisions to make that happen.
Why wouldn't Ben go back to the series that he was killing.