Ben spies will compete in Moto GP, but not next year but in 2011. A good and a bad one for those of us who already want to see the one from Tennessee fighting face to face with Rossi, Lorenzo and company. In a statement, Yamaha announces that it has reached an agreement with the rider that ensures his continuity in the brand for 2010 and 2011, with the Yamaha World Superbike Team next year, and moving - in accordance with the requirements of the new regulations for the premier class - to a Yamaha MotoGP satellite team the next year. Lin jarvis, Manager Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, has highlighted the expectation generated by the projection of Spies and its future arrival in the category:
In this way, the North American's entry into Moto GP through the front door is confirmed, after his failed opportunity to reach the category this year with Suzuki. But that's the way things are, riders go, riders come, Lorenzo confirms his presence to Yamaha for next year, and a few days later this plan is announced to take Spies in 2011.
To finish, I leave you Ben's statements: