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  1. Saturday 26 October 2013

  2. Spies announces retirement from racing 09:18

    Spies announces retirement from racing

    Ben Spies has announced his retirement from motorcycle racing, with the American, 29, having struggled to return to full fitness following a series of injury…

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  3. Monday 16 September 2013

  4. Hernández called up to replace Spies 08:56

    Hernández called up to replace Spies

    Yonny Hernández will act as the replacement for Ben Spies at Pramac in future rounds, the Colombian having been released from current team Paul Bird…

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  5. Tuesday 20 August 2013

  6. Pirro called up to replace Spies at Brno 07:00

    Pirro called up to replace Spies at Brno

    Ducati tester Michele Pirro has been called up by Pramac for this weekend's Czech Grand Prix in response to the latest injury suffered by Ben Spies at…

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  7. Saturday 17 August 2013

  8. 19:19

    Video: Ben Spies crashes in Indianapolis practice

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  9. Spies ruled out of Indianapolis weekend 16:31

    Spies ruled out of Indianapolis weekend

    Ben Spies has been ruled out of the rest of the Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend, the American having suffered a dislocated left shoulder in a violent highside…

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  10. Monday 12 August 2013

  11. Spies: My season begins at Indianapolis 09:50

    Spies: My season begins at Indianapolis

    Pramac rider Ben Spies is planning his MotoGP return at Indianapolis this weekend, having sat on the sidelines for seven races due to a variety of long-lasting…

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  12. Tuesday 7 May 2013

  13. Pirro to stand in for Spies at Le Mans 09:14

    Pirro to stand in for Spies at Le Mans

    Ducati test rider Michele Pirro will again replace Pramac's Ben Spies at the upcoming French Grand Prix, with the latter being advised to extend his period of…

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  14. Thursday 25 April 2013

  15. Pirro to replace injured Spies at Jerez 00:30

    Pirro to replace injured Spies at Jerez

    Pramac rider Ben Spies will miss the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez to aid the healing of multiple injuries, with Ducati tester Michele Pirro being called up as…

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  16. Wednesday 16 January 2013

  17. New Ducati GP13 unveiled at Wrooom 11:24

    New Ducati GP13 unveiled at Wrooom

    Ducati unveiled its new bike for the upcoming MotoGP season in the Dolomite mountains on Tuesday evening, with factory riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso…

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  18. Thursday 25 October 2012

  19. Spies update: Surgery successful, out for rest of 2012 10:06

    Spies update: Surgery successful, out for rest of 2012

    Yamaha has confirmed that Ben Spies underwent a successful operation in America on Tuesday. However, having already been ruled out of this weekend’s…

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  20. Monday 22 October 2012

  21. Spies forced to miss Australian Grand Prix 14:52

    Spies forced to miss Australian Grand Prix

    Ben Spies will not be taking part in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the penultimate event of the 2012 MotoGP season. An announcement was made by Yamaha…

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  22. Friday 28 September 2012

  23. Spies quickest in second free practice 15:44

    Spies quickest in second free practice

    Yamaha's Ben Spies led the way in Friday's second free practice session at Aragón, posting a time of 2:00.219 to claim the top spot. Dani Pedrosa posted the…

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  24. Wednesday 12 September 2012

  25. Ducati signs Spies and Iannone for Pramac 16:40

    Ducati signs Spies and Iannone for Pramac

    Ben Spies (pictured) and Andrea Iannone will be riding for Ducati satellite outfit Pramac for the 2013 MotoGP season, it was confirmed on Wednesday. As the…

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  26. Wednesday 5 September 2012

  27. Pedrosa tops Day 1, news coming for Spies 08:48

    Pedrosa tops Day 1, news coming for Spies

    On Tuesday, Dani Pedrosa kept up his run of momentum by topping the first of two days of MotoGP testing at MotorLand Aragón. In what is a private outing for…

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  28. Wednesday 25 July 2012

  29. Spies to leave Yamaha after 2012 08:39

    Spies to leave Yamaha after 2012

    Ben Spies has revealed that he will be leaving the Yamaha MotoGP team at the end of the season. The 2009 World Superbike Champion revealed his departure through…

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  30. Thursday 28 June 2012

  31. Spies moves ahead in second Assen practice 14:29

    Spies moves ahead in second Assen practice

    Ben Spies and Yamaha went fastest as practice continued ahead of Saturday’s Dutch TT. The American led Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow of Coventry, with the Ducati…

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  32. Friday 23 March 2012

  33. 06:25

    MotoGP photos: Yamaha unveils YZR-M1

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  34. Yamaha launches 2012 bike in Jerez 06:24

    Yamaha launches 2012 bike in Jerez

    Jerez was the setting on Thursday evening as the works Yamaha MotoGP team unveiled its contended for the 2012 season. Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies removed the…

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  35. Wednesday 29 February 2012

  36. Spies on top as more rain delays test 11:37

    Spies on top as more rain delays test

    Ben Spies has finished quickest on the second day of this week’s MotoGP test in Malaysia. The American was the leading rider in a top four lockout for Yamaha…

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  37. Saturday 22 October 2011

  38. Spies withdraws from Malaysian GP 17:24

    Spies withdraws from Malaysian GP

    Yamaha Factory rider has opted to withdraw from this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, with the American rider increasing the effects of the…

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  39. Sunday 16 October 2011

  40. Lorenzo and Spies to miss Australian GP 06:18

    Lorenzo and Spies to miss Australian GP

    Casey Stoner has taken one step closer to a second MotoGP title, as Jorge Lorenzo will be absent from Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix; both he and Yamaha…

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  41. Wednesday 14 September 2011

  42. Spies: I’m feeling good about Aragón 05:00

    Spies: I’m feeling good about Aragón

    Last year’s inaugural Aragón MotoGP saw Ben Spies, then in his rookie season in the top class, finish in fifth place for the Tech 3 team. Prior to this…

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  43. Monday 12 September 2011

  44. Yamaha confirms Japanese GP presence 10:17

    Yamaha confirms Japanese GP presence

    In a team statement released on Monday morning, the Yamaha Factory Racing team has confirmed that it will be attending the upcoming Japanese MotoGP amid fears…

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  45. Tuesday 6 September 2011

  46. Lorenzo ‘excited’ after latest 2012 bike test 09:04

    Lorenzo ‘excited’ after latest 2012 bike test

    Following his controlled win in Sunday’s San Marino MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies were back in action for a post-race test at Misano.…

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  47. Thursday 1 September 2011

  48. Spies plans for more Misano positivity 07:00

    Spies plans for more Misano positivity

    Fresh from his podium finish at Indianapolis, Ben Spies remains optimistic prior to this weekend’s San Marino MotoGP. The Yamaha rider is now five points…

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  49. Sunday 28 August 2011

  50. Spies 'pretty happy' with fight back 20:51

    Spies 'pretty happy' with fight back

    Ben Spies was left encouraged by his pace throughout the Indianapolis Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, carving his way through the field after a sluggish…

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  51. Spies heads warm-up at Indianapolis 16:19

    Spies heads warm-up at Indianapolis

    Ben Spies, one of three American riders in the field, has topped the warm-up session ahead of Sunday’s Indianapolis MotoGP. The Yamaha rider, who has…

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  52. Friday 26 August 2011

  53. Spies heads opening Indianapolis practice 17:00

    Spies heads opening Indianapolis practice

    2010 pole-sitter Ben Spies was quickest in the opening Friday practice session at Indianapolis. With a best effort of 1:43.260 on the new track surface, the…

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  54. Monday 22 August 2011

  55. Spies looking forward to Indy return 14:39

    Spies looking forward to Indy return

    2010’s edition of the Indianapolis MotoGP saw Ben Spies heroically claim a maiden career pole position before going on to finish second to Dani Pedrosa in…

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  56. Monday 25 July 2011

  57. Spies satisfied with home result 11:41

    Spies satisfied with home result

    Ben Spies was some 11 seconds away from a podium finish as he came home fourth in Sunday’s United States MotoGP. Having started in the same position but…

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  58. Saturday 2 July 2011

  59. Spies targets Mugello podium finish 18:45

    Spies targets Mugello podium finish

    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…

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  60. Tuesday 28 June 2011

  61. Spies eager to return to action 14:25

    Spies eager to return to action

    Ben Spies remains on cloud nine after sealing his maiden MotoGP race win at Assen on Sunday. The American, who led home the Hondas of Casey Stoner and Andrea…

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  62. Saturday 25 June 2011

  63. Spies delighted to claim maiden victory 17:58

    Spies delighted to claim maiden victory

    Ben Spies was thrilled to achieve his first ever MotoGP win at the TT Circuit Assen on Saturday afternoon, taking advantage of a first-lap clash between…

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  64. Spies takes first MotoGP victory at Assen 15:17

    Spies takes first MotoGP victory at Assen

    Ben Spies grabbed his maiden MotoGP win in the Dutch TT this afternoon, taking advantage of a first lap collision between factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo…

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  65. Wednesday 8 June 2011

  66. Spies stays with Yamaha for 2012 13:15

    Spies stays with Yamaha for 2012

    Yamaha have confirmed that Ben Spies will be remaining with the outfit for at least one more season. The American, who first partnered Champion Jorge Lorenzo by…

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  67. Tuesday 17 May 2011

  68. Yamaha turns red and white for anniversary 09:51

    Yamaha turns red and white for anniversary

    The Yamaha squad has revealed a red and white livery to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The bikes of Ben Spies and World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will take on the…

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  69. Saturday 19 March 2011

  70. Yamaha duo aim for podium 20:28

    Yamaha duo aim for podium

    Factory Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies have set their sights on a podium finish during tomorrow’s season-opening Qatar Grand Prix. At the end of…

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  71. Tuesday 15 March 2011

  72. Spies ‘impatient’ as season nears closer 12:25

    Spies ‘impatient’ as season nears closer

    Ben Spies steps up to the main Yamaha squad for 2011, replacing Valentino Rossi who switches to Ducati and therefore serving as new team-mate to World Champion…

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  73. Sunday 13 March 2011

  74. Yamaha duo pleased with M1 progress 23:27

    Yamaha duo pleased with M1 progress

    Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Ben Spies were left in high spirits following the opening night of testing in Qatar on Sunday. After failing to make an impact on…

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  75. Monday 21 February 2011

  76. 14:09

    MotoGP photos: Yamaha launches YZR-M1 at Sepang

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  77. Yamaha reveals 2011 livery in Malaysia 14:07

    Yamaha reveals 2011 livery in Malaysia

    The Yamaha Factory Racing team was present at Sepang on Monday morning evening in order to present its 2011 livery, which will be displayed by Ben Spies and…

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  78. Saturday 12 February 2011

  79. Yamaha to reveal new colours on 21 February 15:29

    Yamaha to reveal new colours on 21 February

    The Yamaha MotoGP team will reveal its 2011 colours to the public on 21 February, with a livery launch taking place at the Sepang International Circuit in…

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  80. Thursday 3 February 2011

  81. Spies: We’ve done what we needed to do 13:18

    Spies: We’ve done what we needed to do

    Ben Spies was content following the third and final day of this week’s MotoGP test session in Malaysia, with the new American Yamaha rider having ended his…

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  82. Wednesday 2 February 2011

  83. Spies pleased with Yamaha progress 14:16

    Spies pleased with Yamaha progress

    As a pair of Repsol Hondas led the way in Malaysia on Wednesday, Ben Spies was best of the rest as his Yamaha climbed to third on the final Sepang timesheets.…

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  84. Wednesday 26 January 2011

  85. Spies launches professional cycling team 08:51

    Spies launches professional cycling team

    Ben Spies takes the place of Valentino Rossi at Yamaha for the 2011 season, with the Italian having switched to Ducati and allowing the American to slot in…

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  86. Friday 12 November 2010

  87. Lorenzo: I’m looking forward to a rest now 03:00

    Lorenzo: I’m looking forward to a rest now

    2010 MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo got his first taste of the new Yamaha 2011 prototype YZR-M1 bike this week at Valencia and while he had to settle…

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  88. Monday 1 November 2010

  89. Spies keen to race at Valencia, despite Estoril fall 10:45

    Spies keen to race at Valencia, despite Estoril fall

    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Team rider Ben Spies has said he still 'intends' to race at Valencia next weekend, despite suffering a heavy fall on Sunday in…

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  90. Tuesday 31 August 2010

  91. Teenager’s death overshadows Indy weekend 08:56

    Teenager’s death overshadows Indy weekend

    The Indianapolis MotoGP event was confirmed to have ended in tragedy on Sunday afternoon after 13-year-old rider Peter Lenz lost his life in an accident during…

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  92. Saturday 28 August 2010

  93. Spies takes career-first pole at Indianapolis 20:18

    Spies takes career-first pole at Indianapolis

    Ben Spies will start a MotoGP race from pole position for the first time on Sunday at Indianapolis after the rookie laid down a fantastic hot lap in qualifying.…

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  94. Friday 27 August 2010

  95. Spies joins Yamaha for 2011 15:03

    Spies joins Yamaha for 2011

    It has been confirmed by the factory Yamaha team that 2009 World Superbike Champion Ben Spies will be joining the Champion outfit from next season onwards. The…

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  96. Wednesday 18 August 2010

  97. Spies enjoys first taste of 2011 Yamaha 10:31

    Spies enjoys first taste of 2011 Yamaha

    On Monday Ben Spies completed a day of testing for the Yamaha factory. He was handed an early prototype of the 2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 machine at Brno. It was Spies…

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  98. Saturday 14 August 2010

  99. Pedrosa fights off Spies in Brno qualifying 14:48

    Pedrosa fights off Spies in Brno qualifying

    Dani Pedrosa will start the Cardion ab Grand Prix Czech Republic from pole position on Sunday after a fantastic qualifying effort at Brno. The Repsol Honda…

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  100. Thursday 22 July 2010

  101. 10:48

    MotoGP stars visit Jay Leno’s garage

    Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards paid a trip to the garage of American chat show host Jay Leno on Wednesday in order to view the…

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  102. Thursday 10 December 2009

  103. Stoner expecting much from Spies 15:36

    Stoner expecting much from Spies

    Casey Stoner believes the full-time arrival of Ben Spies in MotoGP could be one to watch out for. The 2007 Champion, who looks forward to challenging for the…

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  104. Wednesday 4 November 2009

  105. Spies reveals special Valencia livery 14:23

    Spies reveals special Valencia livery

    The 2009 World Superbike champion, Ben Spies, will join Yamaha for this weekend's season final in Valencia. For the occasion Spies will be racing with a special…

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  106. Thursday 1 October 2009

  107. Ben Spies joins Tech 3 for 2010 14:19

    Ben Spies joins Tech 3 for 2010

    Ben Spies has joined forces with Tech 3 for the 2010 MotoGP season Yamaha confirmed on Thursday. The Texan recently signed a two-year deal with Yamaha, which…

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  108. Saturday 5 September 2009

  109. Spies to join Yamaha satellite team in 2011 00:59

    Spies to join Yamaha satellite team in 2011

    Yamaha has announced that Ben Spies will be making the switch to its MotoGP satellite team for the 2011 season. The American's contract with the Japanese marque…

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  110. Thursday 8 January 2009

  111. Spies eyes Yamaha for 2010 17:37

    Spies eyes Yamaha for 2010

    Ben Spies hopes to join Yamaha in MotoGP in 2010. The Texan is already linked with the Tech 3 Yamaha squad but a contract in MotoGP would mainly depend on his…

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  112. Thursday 12 June 2008

  113. Spies to replace Capirossi at Donington 17:28

    Spies to replace Capirossi at Donington

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP will give reigning American Superbike Champion Ben Spies his MotoGP debut at next weekend's British Grand Prix, following confirmation that…

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