BEN Spies will not be moving to BMW in World Superbikes but BMW didn't hang around, signing 25-year old current World Supersports champion Chaz Davies.
When Spies handed in his notice at Yamaha, we heard stories from different sources that he was heading to BMW World Superbike to race an S1000RR. Spies signed a letter of intent with the German manufacturer, but has decided to stay in MotoGP.
Last month we heard that BMW were talking to five riders: Melandri, Haslam, Spies, Davies and Guintoli.
Spies looks set to sign with a satellite Ducati team in MotoGP.