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Ben Spies

Ben Spies
Spies at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
NameBen Spies
CaptionSpies at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
NationalityUS American
Birth DateJuly 11, 1984(age 30)
Birth PlaceGermantown, Tennessee, United States
Current TeamYamaha Factory Racing
Bike Number11
MotoGP Active Years2008 present
MotoGP ManufacturersSuzuki (2008)
Yamaha (2009 present)
MotoGP Championships0
MotoGP Race Starts36
MotoGP Race Wins1
MotoGP Podiums5
MotoGP Poles1
MotoGP Fastest Laps1
MotoGP Total Points361
MotoGP Last Season2010
MotoGP Last Position6th (176 pts)
SBK Active Years2009
SBK ManufacturersYamaha
SBK Championships1 (2009)
SBK Race Starts28
SBK Race Wins14
SBK Podiums17
SBK Poles11
SBK Fastest Laps6
SBK Total Points462

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Ben Spies ( ) (born July 11, 1984 in Germantown, Tennessee), also known as "Elbowz" due to his riding style where his elbows protrude outward, is a professional motorcycle road racer who turned pro in 2000. He won the AMA Superbike Championship for Yoshimura Suzuki in (only the second time since that his team-mate Mat Mladin had not won it), and successfully defended it in and .

For 2009 he raced in the Superbike World Championship series for the Yamaha Italia team; winning the championship in his rookie year by six points over rival Noriyuki Haga. He started racing on Yamaha YSR50cc bikes with the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association in Texas as a pre-teen. Spies currently lives near Lake Como in Italy.

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Re-live some of the best moment of the 2012 MotoGP⢠World Championship, before a new season starts. Subscribe to MotoGP on YouTube: http://goo.gl/IV00s Like ...
4.57 min. | 4.81 user rating
Vidéo en hommage à Valentino Rossi et sa saison 2010 brisée... ce montage reprend chronologiquement le déroulement du week-end : du rêve au cauchemard... dep...
3.98 min. | 4.08 user rating
Una brutta caduta di Valentino Rossi al Mugello, il sette volte campione del mondo si è fratturato la tibia e il perone della gamba destra. VIDEO NON DISPONI...
0.40 min. | 0 user rating
YAMAHA YZF-R1 2012 [ Full HD ] - Ben Spies.
4.12 min. | 4.68 user rating
Ben Spies Method - Yamaha Racing, World Superbike, R1.
4.20 min. | 4.94 user rating
Today 10/29/209 instead I replaced the japanese song with a Verdi's Masterpiece********************** READ PLEASE: this is was my best video, but for right c...
2.97 min. | 4.89 user rating
Custom bumblebee bumble bee transformer motorcycle helmet. Autobot Helmet exclusive, behind the scenes, leaked video Shoei, Arai, HJC, Shark, motoGP AMA Vale...
1.60 min. | 4.34 user rating
The official trailer for 'Argo' starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration...
2.52 min. | 4.70 user rating
Yamaha YZF R1 2009 Engine Technology Explanation.
5.95 min. | 4.74 user rating
Live footage of Ben Spies crash at road atlanta, this is from the 2007 season.
1.82 min. | 4.45 user rating

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Hayden's best Friday, tough initiation for Rossi - crash.net Tweet this news
crash.net--Nicky Hayden, denied a podium by -Ben Spies- on the final lap of last year's Silverstone race, set a competitive pace during Friday's weather-influenced practice sessions for the 2011 British MotoGP. As the weather worsened, the facto - Date : Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:03:02 GMT+00:00
Indianapolis Motor Speedway to repave MotoGP infield section - Sport Rider Magazine Tweet this news
Sport Rider Magazine--I mean it's bad, some of the bumps….ask Ben, I'm sure he'll tell you,” said Stoner of -Ben Spies-, who fell during practice. “He crashed where there are some really bad ones.” “There's a lot of bumps,” - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:35:40 GMT+00:00
Ben Spies: I thought Meregalli was going to faint! - crash.net Tweet this news
crash.net--Former World Superbike champion -Ben Spies- has revealed that the excitement of closing his 2009 deal with Yamaha was almost too much for team manager Massimo Meregalli. Spies, who had just won his third successive AMA Superbike title for Suzuk - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:54:19 GMT+00:00
VIDEO: MotoGP - Kevin Schwantz On Wind Tunnel - SPEEDtv.com Tweet this news
SPEEDtv.com--Grand Prix legend Kevin Schwantz talked with Dave Despain about MotoGP's future in Austin, -Ben Spies-, and technology vs. talent in today's racing. MotoGP is coming to Texas starting in 2013. 1993 500GP World Champion Kevin Schwant - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:10:02 GMT+00:00
VIDEO: Austin MotoGP Announcement - SPEEDtv.com Tweet this news
SPEEDtv.com--Former 500GP World Champion Kevin Schwantz and current MotoGP contender -Ben Spies- were on hand in their home state to help make the announcement. MotoGP is headed to Austin. Former 500GP World Champion Kevin Schwantz and current MotoGP cont - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:10:03 GMT+00:00
April 29-May 1 CMRA Event At Eagles Canyon Raceway Will Include 8-Hour Mini ... - RoadracingWorld.com Tweet this news
RoadracingWorld.com---...- racing with CMRA include Colin Edwards, Danny Eslick, Nicky Hayden, Roger Lee Hayden, Tommy Hayden, Jamie James, John Kocinski, Michael Martin, Sam McDonald, Ricky Parker, Doug Polen, Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, -Ben Spies- - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:53:25 GMT+00:00
Hear Spies On The Latest Edition Of MotoPod Podcast - RoadracingWorld.com Tweet this news
RoadracingWorld.com---Ben Spies- and Dennis Noyes (TVE MotoGP Commentator and father of Moto2 Rider Kenny Noyes) spend some time with Jim Race of MotoPod this week. Also, Mark Neale (director of Faster, The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid) joins - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:11:14 GMT+00:00
MotoGP Jerez: 'Unfinished business' for Spies in Spain - BSN Tweet this news
BSN--By MotoGP desk Factory Yamaha's -Ben Spies- reckons he has unfinished business at the Jerez MotoGP round in Spain this weekend and wants to score some world championship points after being forced out of last year's race. The former World Su - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:20:31 GMT+00:00
Four Americans Jerez MotoGP Insider Report - MotorcycleUSA.com Tweet this news
MotorcycleUSA.com--Yamaha's -Ben Spies- put a pass on Honda's Dani Pedrosa for second late in the race, but worn tires and a slick circuit had the American on the ground shortly after. -Ben Spies- blew a golden chance to claim a Yamaha 1-2 in ye - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:26:17 GMT+00:00
MotoGP: The shocking truth about shocks decides Spanish MotoGP - ChiefOfficers.Net Tweet this news
ChiefOfficers.Net--Randi de Puniet managed to slide off half-way around a corner with 11 laps to go but his story is as nothing compared to those of -Ben Spies- and Colin Edwards. Spies won a titanic battle to catch and pass Dani Pedrosa who began to tire - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 05:42:01 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Troy Bayliss
World Superbike Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Max Biaggi
Preceded by
Mat Mladin
AMA Superbike Champion
2006-2008
Succeeded by
Mat Mladin
Preceded by
Jamie Hacking
AMA Superstock Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Aaron Yates
Preceded by
Jason Pridmore
AMA Formula Extreme Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Miguel Duhamel

All-time stats : 2011
Year Series Poles Races Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast laps Titles
All-time World Superbike 11 28 17 14 2 1 6 1
All-time MotoGP 1 36 5 1 1 3 1 0
All-time AMA Superbike 43 74 68 29 31 8 30 3
All-time AMA Superstock 11 27 12 9 3 0 8 1
All-time AMA Formula Xtreme 1 10 7 5 0 2 8 1
All-time AMA Supersport 2 28 4 1 2 1 2 0
Year Series Bike Poles Races Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast laps Position
2011 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 0 15 3 1 0 2 1 5th*
2010 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 1 17 2 0 1 1 0 6th
2009 World Superbike Yamaha YZF-R1 11 28 17 14 2 1 6 1st
2009 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2008 AMA Superbike Suzuki GSXR-1000 15 19 18 10 8 0 11 1st
2008 MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19th
2007 AMA Superbike Suzuki GSXR-1000 15 19 19 8 11 0 9 1st
2007 AMA Superstock Suzuki GSXR-1000 7 8 7 7 0 0 6 1st
2006 AMA Superbike Suzuki GSXR-1000 13 19 17 10 6 1 9 1st
2006 AMA Supersport Suzuki GSXR-600 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 14th
2005 AMA Superbike Suzuki GSXR-1000 0 17 14 1 6 7 1 2nd
2005 AMA Supersport Suzuki GSXR-600 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4th
2004 AMA Supersport Suzuki GSXR-600 2 11 3 1 2 0 2 4th
2004 AMA Superstock Suzuki GSXR-1000 4 11 4 2 2 0 2 5th
2003 AMA Formula Xtreme Suzuki GSXR-1000 1 10 7 5 0 2 1 1st
2003 AMA Supersport Suzuki GSXR-600 0 11 3 1 0 2 0 9th
2003 AMA Superbike Suzuki GSXR-1000 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 54th
2002 AMA Formula Xtreme Suzuki GSXR-1000 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 6th
2002 AMA Supersport Suzuki GSXR-600 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 9th
2002 AMA Superstock Suzuki GSXR-600 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 55th

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results :
Yr Class Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final Pos Pts
2008 MotoGP Suzuki QAT ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR
14
NED GER USA
8
CZE RSM IND
6
JPN AUS MAL VAL 19th 20
2009 MotoGP Yamaha QAT JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE IND RSM POR AUS MAL VAL
7
20th 9
2010 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
5
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
GBR
3
NED
4
CAT
6
GER
8
USA
6
CZE
4
IND
2
RSM
6
ARA
5
JPN
8
MAL
4
AUS
5
POR
DNS
VAL
4
6th 176
2011 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
6
SPA
Ret
POR
Ret
FRA
6
CAT
3
GBR
Ret
NED
1
ITA
4
GER
5
USA
4
CZE
5
IND
3
RSM
6
ARA
5
JPN
6
AUS
DNS
MAL
C
VAL
5th* 156*

Superbike World Championship :
Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2009 Yamaha AUS
16
AUS
1
QAT
1
'QAT'
1
SPA
Ret
SPA
2
NED
1
NED
Ret
ITA
15
'ITA'
1
RSA
3
RSA
Ret
'USA'
1
'USA'
1
SMR
1
SMR
9
'GBR'
1
'GBR'
1
CZE
Ret
CZE
1
GER
1
GER
2
ITA
4
ITA
5
FRA
1
FRA
4
POR
1
POR
5
1st 462



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