Articles Posted in the " Ben Spies Speaks " Category

  • Spies, Edwards talk day-1 MotoGP Sepang

    Spies, Edwards talk day-1 MotoGP Sepang

    Refreshed after a long winter break and boosted by the impressive performance of Yamaha’s new 2010 YZR-M1 machine, Colin Edwards produced a stunning return to MotoGP action at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today.

    The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider ended the first day of 2010 pre-season testing with the third fastest time, a best lap of 2.01.932 only bettered by Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner as the MotoGP paddock reconvened after a three-month winter break.


  • Spies fast in 2010 MotoGP Valencia test

    Spies fast in 2010 MotoGP Valencia test

    Ben Spies played a starring role on the second day of MotoGP testing in Valencia today, the Texan producing another confident and assured performance on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine.

    Making only his fifth appearance on board Yamaha’s YZR-M1 machine, the 25-year-old continued his seamless transition from World Superbikes to finish with the fourth quickest time.


  • Ben Spies to make 2009 MotoGP debut

    Ben Spies to make 2009 MotoGP debut

    Yamaha MotoGP wild-card rider, Ben Spies, will be making his debut 2009 MotoGP race appearance this coming weekend in Valencia. Although this is his first MotoGP showing in 2009, this will actually be Ben Spies’ fourth appearance in a MotoGP race.

    If you remember back to last year, Ben Spies made three MotoGP starts on the Rizla Suzuki with the following results; at the British GP he finished 14th, at Laguna Seca he was 8th and at the wet Indianapolis GP he finished the top Suzuki rider in 6th after qualifying 5th on the grid.


  • 2009 WSBK Champion crowned | Portimao

    2009 WSBK Champion crowned | Portimao

    World Superbike rider Ben Spies and Yamaha made history today, claiming the first ever Word Superbike (WSBK) title for the Yamaha World Superbike Team. In yet another Ben Spies masterclass of riding, the American rookie sensation took a race win and a well executed fifth place finish to lift the title for Yamaha for the first time.

    World Superbike race one saw a textbook performance from Spies, taking the holeshot on the first corner and leading from the first lap.


  • World Superbike Race Interviews | Portimao

    World Superbike Race Interviews | Portimao

    Ben Spies and Yamaha made history today, claiming the first ever Word Superbike title for the Yamaha World Superbike Team. In yet another Ben Spies Masterclass of riding, The American rookie sensation took a race win and a well executed fifth place finish to lift the title for Yamaha for the first time.


  • World Superbike Race Results | Portimao

    World Superbike Race Results | Portimao

    World SBK Race Results Portimao

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  • Ben Spies wins all-time WSBK Superpole record

    Ben Spies wins all-time WSBK Superpole record

    Any doubt of Ben Spies’ claim to all-time rookie fame was squashed today as he took pole position ahead of tomorrow’s races with an incredible flying Superpole lap. This makes eleven poles for Spies, and gives him the record for most poles in a season ever in World Superbike to add to his other records already smashed this year.


  • SBK Superpole Interviews | Portimao

    SBK Superpole Interviews | Portimao

    Portimao (Portugal), Saturday 24th October 2008: championship points leader Noriyuki Haga and his Ducati Xerox squad experienced a difficult day, and a difficult Superpole, at the Portimao circuit today, closing in tenth position, while Michel Fabrizio and his Ducati 1198 had more success, qualifying on the front row, alongside Spies (Yamaha), Byrne (Ducati) and Rea (Honda), for tomorrow’s crucial races.

    In second qualifying this morning both Noriyuki and Michel continued to work to improve the rear setting of their Ducati 1198 machines, with both able to improve on yesterday’s qualifying ti


  • Haga and Spies ready for final battle

    Haga and Spies ready for final battle

    The title challengers for the 2009 Superbike World Championship got together for a last-minute meet and greet with national and international media today at the Portimao circuit in Portugal in the run-up to this weekend’s deciding rounds.

    Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) and Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) were given a short welcome to the spectacular Portuguese track by home rider Miguel Praia, whose Parkalgar Honda team is sponsored by the circuit.

    Noriyuki Haga Speaks…


  • Spies readies for Haga showdown

    Spies readies for Haga showdown

    The clock is ticking down to the 14th and final round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship at the Portimao circuit in Portugal. With just ten points separating championship leader Haga from Yamaha World Superbike rider Ben Spies everything is to play for on race day. If Spies can secure two race wins, he will walk away with not just the championship title, but a well earned place in the World Superbike history books.


  • Spies readies for Haga showdown

    Spies readies for Haga showdown

    The clock is ticking down to the 14th and final round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship at the Portimao circuit in Portugal. With just ten points separating championship leader Haga from Yamaha World Superbike rider Ben Spies everything is to play for on race day. If Spies can secure two race wins, he will walk away with not just the championship title, but a well earned place in the World Superbike history books.


  • Spies, Sykes practice interviews Imola

    Spies, Sykes practice interviews Imola

    The first day of free practice did not go according to plan at Imola today. The first scheduled Superbike free practice session lasted for just two laps, with less than perfect conditions resulting in a huge high side crash for rider Tom Sykes. Luckily he walked away uninjured. Touring Car racing the weekend previously had resulted in a dirty track with minimal grip and spilt oil in places. The track was re-cleaned and practice got underway after several hours delay. Spies was quick from the word go, dropping into second position two tenths behind leader Byrne as soon as he started.



  • Spies, Sykes pre-race interviews Nürburgring

    Spies, Sykes pre-race interviews Nürburgring

    Yamaha World Superbike riders Ben Spies and Tom Sykes are ready for action at the famous Nurburgring circuit in the Eifel Mountains this weekend. Following a five week break for the summer, Spies is refreshed and raring to take the fight to rival Noriyuki Haga for the championship lead with only seven points separating them after the last round in Brno.

    With only four rounds remaining the closing races of the 2009 season look set to be a hotly fought contest for the championship title.


  • Spies talks race results SBK Brno (photo gallery)

    Spies talks race results SBK Brno (photo gallery)

    It was a mixed day for Yamaha World Superbike rider Ben Spies in Brno. The first race started well with Spies, Biaggi and Fabrizio pulling away at the front but Fabrizio came in too hot three laps in and lost the bike, taking Spies out in the process. Race two and Spies got straight out in front, leading from the start. Again followed by Fabrizio and Biaggi, the two Italians fought amongst themselves until the closing laps when Biaggi got past and came after Spies.


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