At the two rounds preceding Le Mans MotoGP (Estoril and Jerez), Ben Spies suffered to DNFs due to crashes.But the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP pilot didn’t have these misfortunes at the French Grand Prix, the Texan finishing sixth behind fellow sophomore rider Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini).When the 28-lap MotoGP race began, Spies was battling with fellow Texan and former teammate Colin Edwards (Monster Tech 3 Yamaha) for fifth. But Edwards crashed, forcing Spies to run wide. He recovered, and then battled with fellow American Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) to take sixth.With his finish, Ben Spies doubled his points, taking him to 12th position in the overall 2011 MotoGP standings after four of 18 rounds.Attached is some Ben Spies Wallpaper, displaying the best pics of Spies at Le Mans MotoGP.Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP) says: “It was a pretty exciting race. I made two mistakes on the first two laps and lost touch with Colin (Edwards) and Valentino (Rossi). I tried to ride as hard as I could and was reeling in Colin until unfortunately he crashed; his bike slid across the track so I had to avoid it which allowed Nicky to get up to the back of me. We diced around a bit then I was able to get around him and go on my way. We got a sixth place result which is good for the points.”Right click the MotoGP wallpaper to download or click the MotoGP thumbnail to view.