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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Spies: Stability In The Team Is Crucial


Ben Spies is convinced that for his performance in the season MotoGP 2012 things remained unchanged from last year will be as important as the news. After leaving the league AMA in 2008 with three titles on the bulletin board, the Texan has it ever changed teams at the end of each season: once World Champion SBK in 2009, his debut in MotoGP with Team Tech 3 Yamaha in 2010 and promotion to the official team Yamaha Factory in 2011, occupying the seat left vacant by the Rossi that the move to Ducati, it was also taken away much of the technical staff.

Spies was well started last season with a personal staff still to be run in , but manage to capture the first win in MotoGP at Assen and close the world in fourth place - a step higher than in 2010 - and four podiums. All in all though it has been a season with too many ups and downs, and Ben knows it. The fact of beginning the season surrounded by familiar faces already has an advantage that the Texan has not been claimed in recent seasons, but it aims to tap this year to become a more frequent visitor to the 'upper floors' of the league.

" Since I left America I found myself in a different team every year - says Spies - and also in the transition from the Tech 3 Team Factory I found myself with a motorcycle and a different team. From this point of view is a pleasure to start this year with the same people, and already knowing how things work. It 'a matter of peace , which I have already brought many successes in the AMA. I think this year will be much better: last year we showed a good potential, but there were times when I made ​​mistakes and others that made ​​us the misfortune of bad jokes, but is that kind of year that sooner or later it happens to everyone. But this year we know well, everything seems much more natural and the bike seems to be very good. I feel much calmer and I can not wait to begin to put last year behind . "

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