Ben Spies is gearing up for a weekend in the Spanish city of Valencia, as MotoGP makes its last stop of the 2009 season. Appropriately, Yamaha is also getting ready for the addition of Ben Spies into the Tech3 Yamaha garage. Since Spies isn’t officially on the Tech3 team yet, special racing livery is needed for the weekend, and Yamaha has released his full racing kit ahead of the weekend’s races.
Wearing his WSBK sponsor’s colors, Spies will don for the last time the Sterilgarda nameplate, as he acquaints himself with the YZF-M1 in Valencia this weekend. Speaking about his future in MotoGP, and his week in Valencia, Spies stated:
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to race at Valencia this weekend. I’m fully aware that MotoGP is a big step up from World Superbike and realize it’s not going to be possible to achieve the same results in my first year there. I see this weekend as an opportunity to spend some time on the bike and start learning it for next season, and to have some fun as well!”
Hopefully these familiar threads (and number plate) will help the young Texan get off to a fruitful start in his MotoGP career.