Ben Spies All But Confirms Factory Announcement

08/26/2010 @ 4:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Another one of the worst-kept secrets in the MotoGP paddock is the graduation of Ben Spies from the Monster Tech3 Yamaha team to the factory Yamaha squad. With Valentino Rossi now officially out of the Yamaha picture, Spies’ opening in the factory squad is finally vacant.

With Spies testing the 2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 at Brno two weeks ago, more fuel was added to the fire that an announcement from the Texan was imminent.¬†Dodging an official statements during Thursday’s pre-race conference at Indianapolis GP, Spies still all but confirmed where he would be for next season.

“I think you know with a few riders there’s been the worst-kept secrets of all, but like I said, I don’t think a whole lot of people will be shocked,” admitted Spies. “But we have an announcement coming this weekend, and that’s pretty much all I can say right now.” Now for American MotoGP fans, all that remains is a bit of patience.

  • Three AMA wins against Mat, wins WSBK at first attempt and HOT in MotoGP from the get to. Ben deserves the very best equipment!

  • brandnreal

    good luck spies…. too bad for c. edwards….

  • Rob

    Good luck to Ben, hope to see him consistently podium and hopefully win!

  • 1198 freak

    So if Spies goes to the factory team, and Edwards goes to SBK, assuming Cal Crutchlow goes to the Tech 3 team who else will partner Crutchlow at Tech 3?

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  • I like the Texas Terror.. Go Spies win battle on next 2011 season