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Spies to leave Yamaha at the end of the season!

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Spies' 2013 destination is not yet known and the words "a new chapter" and "back where we are meant to be" are sure to be analyzed in detail over the coming days.


http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/182...togp_team.html

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/...24spiesnoy.htm

The Silly Season has now gone into ludicrous speed!

Can anyone say Suzuki MotoGP in 2013??
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From what I've heard, the Suzuki effort will be with a CRT bike, based on the GSXr-1000 engine.

As for Ben, his results have not been stellar. And with the huge cost of MotoGP racing, results matter.
I figure it's either off to a Suzuki CRT bike or possibly WSBK.

My guess is, he'll ride a Suzuki-based CRT bike since he'll make a lot more money with MotoGP than with WSBK.

After all, winning is glorious, but you have to bank for the future (especially in a sport that can kill or cause serious injury at any moment).
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From what I've heard, the Suzuki effort will be with a CRT bike, based on the GSXr-1000 engine.

As for Ben, his results have not been stellar. And with the huge cost of MotoGP racing, results matter.
I figure it's either off to a Suzuki CRT bike or possibly WSBK.

My guess is, he'll ride a Suzuki-based CRT bike since he'll make a lot more money with MotoGP than with WSBK.

After all, winning is glorious, but you have to bank for the future (especially in a sport that can kill or cause serious injury at any moment).
I could see him being Colin Edward's team mate or replacement, pending on which way Colin decides.



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My guess is, he'll ride a Suzuki-based CRT bike since he'll make a lot more money with MotoGP than with WSBK.
IMO, there is no way in hell he would take a CRT ride for next year....he still wants to win races and that will never happen on a CRT.

I still have my fingers crossed for a true Suzuki MotoGP ride with Keven Schwantz as the manager! Other than that, if he doesn't get a true MotoGP ride, my next guess is a Suzuki in WSBK.

BTW, I'm only basing this off of his comment of going "back where we are meant to be".
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FWIW, someone on the wera board brought up an interesting point.

According to Yamaha official tweets, they are at Yamaha US HQ in california shooting a video with "all four GP riders". Ben's most recent tweets show him getting ready for the video, wearing silly hats.

So is he tweeting that he is leaving Yamaha while shooting a video at Yamaha? If this is a joke, EPIC would be an understatement. LOL
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Cal Crutchlow has pretty much earned Spies' ride. Would be nice to see Spies take Stoners spot but then again Spies already had a superior machine but couldn't produce results so maybe CRT is a good move with Suzuki or to Ducati since Hayden maybe stepping down. As for still making videos for Yamaha, he's still gotta fulfill his contract till its over.

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Bring him back to Yosh in AMA so he can show the world that Josh Hayes isn't really that quick.

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not really suprising news, spies has been less impressive on the factory bike than he was on the monster. he had it coming
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Cal Crutchlow has pretty much earned Spies' ride. Would be nice to see Spies take Stoners spot but then again Spies already had a superior machine but couldn't produce results so maybe CRT is a good move with Suzuki or to Ducati since Hayden maybe stepping down. As for still making videos for Yamaha, he's still gotta fulfill his contract till its over.
How has Cal earned Ben's ride? If anyone on the Tech3 team deserves Ben's ride, it's Dovizioso. Cal has not even been on the box this year.
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ok ok

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How has Cal earned Ben's ride? If anyone on the Tech3 team deserves Ben's ride, it's Dovizioso. Cal has not even been on the box this year.
Ok OK, Dovi is kickin ass too! I just like Cal better but I think we both know Spies ain't cuttin it right now.

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