Motorcycle Racing News Ben Spies and Eddie Lawson | Video 2

Ben Spies and Eddie Lawson | Video 2

Interview #2

Ben Spies, World Superbike Champion, and 4-Time World GP podium-topper and racing deity Eddie Lawson sit down together and discuss a myriad of motorcycle topics — including their ultra-competitive natures, their striking similarities, and what it takes to become a champion. 

Yamaha recently facilitated the meeting of reigning World Superbike Champion, Ben Spies, and four-time World GP Champion Eddie Lawson. The two superstar racers met for the first time on camera and discussed a host of topics including training, bike set up, support programs, racing in general, and most importantly, what it takes to be a world champion.

This insightful video series provides a rarely seen glimpse into the psyche of a legend and a legend to be. What becomes readily apparent as the interview progresses is that Ben and Eddie are very much alike in their approach to racing and what it takes to be a winner on the world stage.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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