Spies targets Mugello podium finish
2 July 2011 – Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies says he is 'looking forward to challenging' for a place on the Mugello rostrum on Sunday, with the American equalling his personal best qualifying result of the year at the Italian venue. Spies will start from second place on the grid tomorrow afternoon, the same position he started last weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix, scene of his dominant maiden MotoGP victory.
"I wish we could have had the whole hour in the dry but there you go, it was the same for everyone. We think we can make the bike a bit better for the race so we’ll work on it and I’m looking forward to challenging for the podium."