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Spies announcement at Indy?

Tuesday, 2nd September 2008

Ben Spies to announce 2009 plans at the forthcoming Indianapolis Grand Prix?

The 2009 destination of AMA Superbike champion Ben Spies 'should' be announced at the inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix from September 12-14.

Indy will mark the Texan's third and final MotoGP appearance of the season for Rizla Suzuki, having finished 14th during a last minute stand-in ride at Donington Park and then eighth as a wild-card at his home Laguna Seca event in late July.

"I'm looking forward to going back to Indy and being part of history," said Spies, who - unlike the regular MotoGP riders - was able to test at the new Indy MotoGP circuit in July. "Some great things are coming together for next season and that's got me excited as well."

Spies has made his intentions to secure a full time 2009 grand prix ride clear and has been linked with (amongst others) Rizla Suzuki, Gresini Honda, Alice Ducati and JiR Honda in MotoGP - plus Ducati Xerox and Alstare Suzuki in WSBK.

Despite insisting that it is close to new deals with both Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen, neither have yet been announced as remaining with Suzuki for 2009 - leaving the door open for Spies - although the most recent rumours suggest that a satellite Honda seat is more likely.

"We are still in negotiations with numerous teams," Doug Gonda, Spies' manager, told Crash.net. "We should be able to announce a deal at Indy."

After Indy, Spies only needs to finish 19th or better in the AMA season finale at Laguna Seca on September 28 to clinch his third straight AMA Superbike title for Yoshimura Suzuki.

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I hope he's smart and takes his ass to ducati...suzukis got some more work to do to become a full package and honda dont know how to take care of there riders "unless your a prize pick they had in there sights...."pedrosa"... plus i think he can do damage with the power of the duacti in his hands! It'll be intresting to see how things turn out for him.


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I doubt he will get a factory Ducati, which means he is f**ked, for proof just read the article featuring the zombie.


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I doubt he will get a factory Ducati, which means he is f**ked, for proof just read the article featuring the zombie.
i know it wont be a factory ride as that ride is being taken by hayden but he doesnt have any open options for a factory ride in gp except maybe suzuki if 1 of those riders dont resign but even then that sat. honda and ducati are both better packages then the suzuki


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i know it wont be a factory ride as that ride is being taken by hayden but he doesnt have any open options for a factory ride in gp except maybe suzuki if 1 of those riders dont resign but even then that sat. honda and ducati are both better packages then the suzuki
If I'm Ducati, I'd put Spies on the factory seat over NH...
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If I'm Ducati, I'd put Spies on the factory seat over NH...

It won't happen often, but I'm going to agree with Vale on this one .


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It won't happen often, but I'm going to agree with Vale on this one .


I know deep inside you always agree with me about Stoner...
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I know deep inside you always agree with me about Stoner...



Right now I do, **** these last three races really me of.


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It won't happen often, but I'm going to agree with Vale on this one .
and i agree with you guys 100% but dont see it happening for 2 reasons... 1. it seems as if NH is already confirmed seeing as how the announcement is due anyday and 2. i doubt ducati wants to risk the american coming over and possibly out doing there golden boy at least if he's on the sat. team they obviously have more ways of slowing him down


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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, Ducati is doing the right thing by putting NH in the factory seat vs. Spies.

NH doesn't have more AMA titles than Spies cause he wasn't there long enough to earn them, and I been following AMA superbike long enough to understand that the Suzuki domination there is due to all the manufacturers pulling out of Superbike (Except for Suzuki) when the AMA decided to make FX the Daytona 200...
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, Ducati is doing the right thing by putting NH in the factory seat vs. Spies.

NH doesn't have more AMA titles than Spies cause he wasn't there long enough to earn them, and I been following AMA superbike long enough to understand that the Suzuki domination there is due to all the manufacturers pulling out of Superbike (Except for Suzuki) when the AMA decided to make FX the Daytona 200...
You have followed AMA SBK long enough, but forgot the fact that when NH won the title on his 1000, the Suzuki was still a 750.
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and i agree with you guys 100% but don't see it happening for 2 reasons... 1. it seems as if NH is already confirmed seeing as how the announcement is due any day and 2. i doubt ducati wants to risk the American coming over and possibly out doing there golden boy at least if he's on the sat. team they obviously have more ways of slowing him down

Even if Spies made it to Ducati, I doubt he could out ride Stoner.


Are you one that believes the GP7 was built around Stoner


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You have followed AMA SBK long enough, but forgot the fact that when NH won the title on his 1000, the Suzuki was still a 750.
And Mladin got injured at Daytona, unable to put in a proper title defense.

In other words NH won two titles due to luck.


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You have followed AMA SBK long enough, but forgot the fact that when NH won the title on his 1000, the Suzuki was still a 750.
You must have forgotten that the the 1000 was a twin... I never been of the opinion that an IL4 makes equal power to a vtwin in same displacement.

The rules have always been diff to allow them to compete, they never shared the same rules in tuning & weight.

If you look at the 1098, it barely makes more power than a Gixxr750 in street trim.
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You have followed AMA SBK long enough, but forgot the fact that when NH won the title on his 1000, the Suzuki was still a 750.
LMFAO

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You must have forgotten that the the 1000 was a twin... I never been of the opinion that an IL4 makes equal power to a vtwin in same displacement.

The rules have always been diff to allow them to compete, they never shared the same rules in tuning & weight.

If you look at the 1098, it barely makes more power than a Gixxr750 in street trim.
Last I checked, the RC-51 was killing everything, including WSBK's R7...
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You must have forgotten that the the 1000 was a twin... I never been of the opinion that an IL4 makes equal power to a vtwin in same displacement.

The rules have always been diff to allow them to compete, they never shared the same rules in tuning & weight.

If you look at the 1098, it barely makes more power than a Gixxr750 in street trim.
ya, but in my books, cutting a different formula a break isn't exactly free and fair competition.

Mind you I don't agree with cc classes either necessarily, but you gotta pick a set of rules and stick to it, letting some guys have a break 'cause they choose to build using an inferior formula doesn't cut it in my books.

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You must have forgotten that the the 1000 was a twin... I never been of the opinion that an IL4 makes equal power to a vtwin in same displacement.

The rules have always been diff to allow them to compete, they never shared the same rules in tuning & weight.

If you look at the 1098, it barely makes more power than a Gixxr750 in street trim.
It wasn´t just the engine size that was the problem with the 02 Suzuki. It was blessed with crappy chassies that hampered it in SBK racing all over the world.


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ya, but in my books, cutting a different formula a break isn't exactly free and fair competition.

Mind you I don't agree with cc classes either necessarily, but you gotta pick a set of rules and stick to it, letting some guys have a break 'cause they choose to build using an inferior formula doesn't cut it in my books.
I don't make the rules... IMO this whole mess would be fixed if they would just keep the engine layouts separate... but since it isn't you have to adjust in an attempt in fairness for other engine designs. At least that is how I understand it.

I don't see the point in making it sound like a 1000cc twin is equivalent in HP\TQ as an IL4... cause that just isn't the case.

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It wasn´t just the engine size that was the problem with the 02 Suzuki. It was blessed with crappy chassies that hampered it in SBK racing all over the world.
No doubt the Yosh team have a great bike... but you don't see that domination in the AMA translate to WSBk with the Suzuki's there.

The cluster fuck the AMA created in the Superbike class has left all the manufacturers who elected to pull out playing catch up.

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Even if Spies made it to Ducati, I doubt he could out ride Stoner.


Are you one that believes the GP7 was built around Stoner
i doubt it aswell but then again who knows....i doubt anyone thought stoner would hand capirex his ass the way he did when he was 1st signed.... and no i dont think it was built around stoner.... but then again who do you think it was built around?


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