Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies waiting for future decision

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Ben Spies says he can do nothing but wait to see whether he will move to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in 2011.

The Texan will be the automatic choice to partner Jorge Lorenzo next season with reigning world champion Valentino Rossi agreeing to move to Ducati in a switch exclusively revealed by MCN earlier this week.

Spies has a contract for next year with Yamaha and the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider he will join Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.

The 25-year-old, who scored his first podium finish at Silverstone last month, said: “I’ll be on a Yamaha next year, I know that. We’ll just see but that’s not my decision.

"Every Sunday I’m trying to put it on the line and get the best result I can. I feel like the way that everything’s been going, if there was a spot that was to open up, I think I’d be looked at quicker than most people.

"To get on the factory team you have to get results no matter what. Someone has to make a decision besides me. Unfortunately it’s not my decision.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt