Yamaha factory rider and current Moto2 rider to Pramac Racing Ducati
BEN Spies and Moto2 rider Andrea Ianonne will be team mates in the Pramac Racing Ducati team in 2013.
The satellite team, run by Pramac Racing, currently runs one bike and one rider: Hector Barbera.
Both Spies and Ianonne - a MotoGP rookie - will be on factory-backed Desmosedicis, rather than customer machines, adding further weight to Ducati's challenge for the championship in 2013.
Spies' performance on the factory Yamaha has been poor this season . He revealed tension between himself at the team after a poor result at Mugello - a poor showing that Spies put down to food poisoning.
The one-year deal gives Spies options, Suzuki have claimed they're returning to MotoGP in 2014 or, if Spies really impresses, Hayden's contract is up at the end of 2013.
Will his fortunes change at Ducati?
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Posted: 14/09/2012 at 15:26
Something very weird has happened there, Spies was dead set on getting out of MotoGP and lots of rumours were flying around for him to join BMW in WSBK, yet he's joined Ducati instead... Sounds like a money thing, his mum probably couldn't resist!
Posted: 14/09/2012 at 17:34
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