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So Ben Spies is saying......
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:12:01 AM »

...that the word around the campfire is that the two remaining factory teams - Suzuki and Yamaha - are (or may be) pulling out of the MotoAmerica series at the end of this year.....

Man, man, MAN - I hope there's no truth in this rumor  :nada:
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »

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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 05:48:09 AM »

^^^ Right???

Josh Herrin had a little something to say to him on Instagram, too.......it has since been deleted, but not before screen shots could be taken ;)
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 05:51:48 AM »




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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 06:28:22 AM »

Sounds like a bitter dude that factory teams not begging him to come back. No disputing his talent but never a big fan of Bennidiot. Bigger fan of Tom always putting an excellent bike under his rider than the rider.
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 06:28:53 AM »

Why the negative did he and his mom break up?
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 06:38:32 AM »

Yeah - saw this and was really disappointed in Spies.

Not sure what he was hoping to accomplish but I'm pretty sure he's not going to get the desired results......unless he wants to ensure he's never asked to be a rider for any team (and wants to stop being asked about the possibility by reporters as well).
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 08:30:00 AM »

Ben is just being a






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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 06:16:26 PM »

So Suzuki is moving to support Team Hammer instead of running their own team.

So Yamaha and Suzuki have both switched from running a team to giving support to a team. Is this what Ben was talking about

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-team-hammer-named-suzukis-premier-race-team-for-2020/


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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 05:46:35 PM »

Funny, Dan - as soon as I started reading about Factory Yamaha, I thought the same thing...

Even Rick racing pulling out had me raising an eyebrow...

All that said, I bet racing is even more competitive this year. Teams that don't have millions at their disposal battling it out? Yes, please.
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Re: So Ben Spies is saying......
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 05:52:11 PM »

I don’t think the lower factory support shows shows anything about the health of the series. If anything, it might show its strength. The series is growing just fine without the factory money.

I agree that the racing has been great and is probably going to get even closer. I’m looking forward to the coming season!!


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