What happened to Ben Spies MotoGP?

What happened to Ben Spies MotoGP?

Ben Spies has revealed the moment he realised his motorcycle racing career was at an end when he almost suffered a crash as a direct result of his troublesome shoulder injury during a MotoGP practice session at Mugello in 2013.

Who was number 11 in MotoGP?

Ben Spies

hideMotorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Championships 1 (2009)
2009 championship position 1st (462 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points 28 14 17 11 6 462

Are there any American riders in MotoGP?

About the American Racing Team For 2020, the team currently fields two riders in the Moto2 class: American Joe Roberts (#16) and Spaniard Marcos Ramirez (#42). And standing at the respectful 7th position at the championship. The team is the only American team in the MotoGP series and featuring an American Rider.

When did Ben Spies switch to MotoGP?

Not all stories have a happy ending, and one that doesn’t is that of Ben Spies. The Texan had started his predestined career: he had dominated the American SBK championship (3 consecutive titles from 2006 to 2008), arrived in the SBK World Championship and won it on his debut, then switched to MotoGP.

When did Ben Spies join the Yamaha team?

Spies moved to the factory Yamaha Motor Racing Team alongside 2010 champion Jorge Lorenzo, replacing the Ducati bound Valentino Rossi in 2011. He started the season with a sixth-place finish in Qatar, before crashing out of the next two races at Jerez and Estoril.

When did Ben Spies start racing for Valvoline?

In 2000 Spies raced with the Valvoline Suzuki team. He took a season-best 5th-place finish at the Pikes Peak International Raceway round of the AMA 750 Supersport series, won the AMA Horizon Award for road racing. In late 2000 he qualified on the front row for his debut in the AMA Supersport Championship series.

When did Ben Spies win the Qatar Grand Prix?

Spies at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix. Ben Spies ( / ˈbɛn ˈspiːz /; born July 11, 1984), is an American former professional motorcycle road racer. He is nicknamed ” Elbowz ” due to his riding style where his elbows protrude outward, Spies won the AMA Superbike Championship for Yoshimura Suzuki in 2006, and successfully defended it in 2007 and 2008 .