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MotoGP: Ben Spies SPEED Award Nomination

2010 SPEED Performance Award

The 2010 MotoGP season saw one of the most impressive rookie performances in series history when Parts Europe-supported Ben Spies lined up aboard his privateer Yamaha.

The Texan had already earned numerous championships worldwide and proved his MotoGP talent was a force to be reckoned with.

Spies had earned multiple podium finishes, the pole position in Indianapolis and MotoGP rookie of the year honors as he finished the series sixth overall.

Spies will now make the move to the Factory Yamaha squad for 2011, replacing Valentino Rossi, and will no doubt be a title contender.

To cap off this amazing MotoGP season, Spies has been nominated for another Rookie of the Year award for the SPEED Performance Awards. He is up against four other rookies from various motorsports disciplines and can use your help to pull off the win.

Voting for the awards will close at midnight on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. The winner will be announced during a one-hour SPEED television special in February. To view Spies’ highlight video and to cast your vote, click here.

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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