Spies For Valencia Wild Card

Gordon Ritchie | October 3, 2009

Despite his denials, Ben Spies is down to ride an M1 in Yamaha corporate colors at the Valencia MotoGP, which takes place two weeks after the last World Superbike race of the year.The Yamaha release reads: “Following the announcement on Thursday that Ben Spies will move to MotoGP in 2010, Yamaha Motor Company now announces that it will enter the Texan as a wild card into the season-ending Grand Prix of Valencia. 25-year-old Spies will participate as a single rider entry of a Yamaha Factory Racing Team, using YZR-M1 test bikes brought over from Japan. The Valencia MotoGP race takes place 6-8th November, two weeks after the final World Superbike round at Portimao, Portugal.The wild card entry will provide an opportunity for Spies to get extra circuit time prior to his inclusion in the Tech 3 Yamaha Team for the two-day MotoGP test on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Grand Prix.”

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