Ben Spies talks leaving Yamaha and joining Ducati

Thursday, January 3 2013

Ben Spies has been talking about why he didn’t do as well as he’d have liked during his time at Yamaha; stating that his Superbike riding style was completely unsuitable for his MotoGP bike and as a result made him no match for his teammate, and 2012 Championship winner, Jorge Lorenzo.

He’s hoping that his move to Ducati will create a turnaround to his fortunes and says that though the team hasn’t had the best of luck over the past couple of seasons, he’s sure that 2013 will show a much more in control outfit;

‘The package that Ducati put together is an ideal scenario for me. Andrea Iannone will be my teammate…We’re going to have the same Ducati Corse colours, but different sponsors…Ducati is going to do the best it can…They know what they’re doing.’