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There Is No Comparison When It Comes to Ben Spies

There were a lot of question marks when Ben Spies joined the Sterilgarda Yamaha Italia team for the first time in Portugal one year ago.  Spies had spent his career with Suzuki, riding with the MotoGP team for three rounds in 2008 before signing for Yamaha Italia in World Superbike on the all new R1 in 2009. Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team manager Paul Denning decided that Spies was not the answer for his struggling team.  That opened the door to Spies negotiating with Gresini and Scot Honda teams to ride in MotoGP in 2009.  Spies couldn't come to an agreement with either team over wages and opted for World Superbike with Yamaha. There were many out there that thought when the only employers Spies had ever known turned him down, and his wages w...

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