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I read on another forum that Aprilia made Ben an offer he couldnt refuse, just wandering if there is any truth to it?
:+1: with him "saying" he wanted to stay with yamaha rather he's racing world sbk or moto-gp. also spies only signed a 1yr contract with yamaha wsbk. i honestly see him replacing one of the tech3 guys next year.He's been quoted as saying that Yamaha is where it's at and he really wants to be Rossi's teammate on the MotoGP squad. I think he has a good shot at that now and would bail on WSBK if that were to happen. Aprilia would have to make a REALLY good offer I think, which I don't see. Besides, didn't he sign a 2 year deal with Yamaha for WSBK? That would mean he's not out of his current contract until 2011. :dontknow:
:+1: he's great where hes atI think WSBK has more competition, I don't think spies would be challenged enough in GP, where there are only a hand full of competitive guys, opposed to WSBK where there are 15 to 20 guys that can win races.
I enjoyed watching him in Indy last year tho.
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:+1:i think you can add pedrosa to your competitive moto gp list. As much as i hate that little dweeb as soon as he's fully recovered i think he'll be back in contention.
:+1:whoa! Let's tap the brakes...compare what sort of success spies was having in motogp vs. What he's doing now.
The talent level in gp is way higher there than in sbk. When you can't get a ride in gp you go to sbk, it's not the other way around.
And spies getting lorenzo's ride is not going to happen. The yamaha fiat team have the #1 and #2 greatest riders in the world right now. Spies can't touch lorenzo.
Have to agree that Spies would not be competative in GP. He would be like Tosland. Spies would be giving up 40 pounds to the top GP riders. Let the midgets ride GP and somewhat normal size folks race in WSBK.
Spies going to Aprilia would be awesome. The Aprilia is the best bike on the track and with Spies riding that bike it would so dominate everyone it would make the races all about 2nd and 3rd.