Ben Spies

  • Ben Spies injured while Enduro training in Texas

    Ben Spies injured while Enduro training in Texas

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    Ben Spies won’t be making his 2018 Kenda AMA National Enduro Championship Series debut next month, after suffering a number of injuries, including several broken bones and a collapsed lung while riding off-road in Texas last week. Spies said: “I sunk into the face of a jump and knew right away I was hosed,” Spies…

  • Ben Spies IS returning to motorcycle racing – confirmed

    Ben Spies IS returning to motorcycle racing – confirmed

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    It was roughly a year ago when we first told you that motorcycle racing giant Ben Spies was starting to look at a return to racing – and now the news is confirmed although it might not quite end up being what you expect just yet. It’s just been revealed by the guys at Cycle…

  • WSB: Manufacturer’s ups and downs at Assen – Which team should you keep an eye on in The Netherlands?

    WSB: Manufacturer’s ups and downs at Assen – Which team should you keep an eye on in The Netherlands?

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    Aprilia has won twice at Assen, with Eugene Laverty in Race two, 2013, and Sylvain Guintoli in Race one, 2014: which was the factory’s last podium finish here. Last year the best Aprilia results were provided by Lorenzo Savadori: sixth in Race one and fourth in Race two. The best result for BMW at Assen…

  • Ben Spies return: Now there’s a NEW Spies replica helmet out for 2017! Still think he ain’t looking into this comeback seriously?

    Ben Spies return: Now there’s a NEW Spies replica helmet out for 2017! Still think he ain’t looking into this comeback seriously?

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    Ben Spies return: Now there’s a NEW Spies replica helmet out for 2017! Still think he ain’t looking into this comeback seriously? Last week we brought you the first news of a potential comeback to the global racing world by American Ben Spies. And here’s the latest twist in that most tantalizing of track-based tales……

  • Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

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    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep. Ben Spies, the 2009 World Superbike champion, former AMA champion and MotoGP rider is up for a ride at next year’s Suzuka 8-Hour race. It might not seem like earth-shattering news at the moment, but this is a race story that’s got a lot of paddock-based…

  • MotoGP Preview: The statistics going into Silverstone this weekend

    MotoGP Preview: The statistics going into Silverstone this weekend

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    Cal Crutchlow’s maiden MotoGP win at Brno just over a week ago was the first in the premier-class by a British rider for 35 years, and is certainly one for the record books! So let’s take a look through both his victory and a little more from Team GB as the paddock heads for the…

  • Number 700! Race 2 in Aragón this weekend marks the 700th race in WorldSBK history

    Number 700! Race 2 in Aragón this weekend marks the 700th race in WorldSBK history

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    WorldSBK came to life on the weekend of the 3rd of April, 1988, and exactly 28 years later is set to hit the milestone of 700 races in Race 2 at MotorLand Aragón. To celebrate three decades of the world’s top production motorcycle racing Championship, here’s a look through the landmarks that laid the way…

  • Lowes and Guintoli with Yamaha for WSB return in 2016

    Lowes and Guintoli with Yamaha for WSB return in 2016

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    Yamaha has announced that it will return to WSB next year as an official squad being run out of the British Crescent racing base. It has signed battling Brit, 2013 BSB Champion Alex Lowes and 2014 World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli to ride the R1 superbike in the championship. Here’s what Yamaha itself said about…

  • 30th Anniversary GSX-R colours revealed

    30th Anniversary GSX-R colours revealed

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      It’s the 30th anniversary of the production of the GSX-R, a bike that changed the motorcycle world. To mark the occasion Suzuki is painting the 1000cc bike in special colours that ape the original scheme. We’ve been sent the pictures and the bike looks very coo. Here’s what Suzuki itself says about the historic…

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