Ben Spies is on the factory Yamaha YZR-M1 this year, and is already showing that he has the mettle to battle up front in MotoGP with the best of the best. A former AMA Champion and World Superbike Champion, Spies has his eyes on motorcycling’s ultimate prize, but it’s been a long road to where he is now for the young Texan racer.

Talking about his start in motorcycle racing, Alpinestars has done a quick video on Spies as a part of the company’s “Beyond the Riders” campaign. Like the videos with Jorge Lorenzo & the Repsol Honda riders, there’s some interesting things to hear from our stars of the Premier Class, which tell the story we don’t see on TV. Watch Ben’s story after the jump.

Source: Alpinestars (YouTube)

  • joe

    Hope he does!

  • Steve

    What a great example for the kids and spokesperson he is for the sport. I like him. He races smart, consistant and fast. I hope all the best for him. And thanks to Mladin for helping him get there.

  • AC

    Definitely would like to see Spies win a World Championship even though I’d like to see Rossi when one with Ducati.