DALLAS (Nov. 15, 2009) – Ben Spies, back home in Texas after winning the World Superbike Championship and turning in a solid MotoGP wildcard ride at Valencia, will be a featured guest on SPEED’s Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern.
Spies is coming off a remarkable 2009 season where he earned a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the World Superbike Series, winning that championship as a rookie. Late in the season Spies re-signed with Yamaha, where at first it was announced he would continue in World Superbike, but later revealed he would be going directly to MotoGP in 2010 on the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha squad.
Spies ended his remarkable season by taking seventh as a wildcard in the MotoGP finale at Valencia, a finish he later admitted was better than he expected.
In his debut with Monster Tech 3 Spies showed great promise in MotoGP testing this past week where he clocked the fourth fastest time on the second day of testing.
Spies was last a guest on the show on Wind Tunnel in May prior to the American round of the World Superbike Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
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Ben Spies is sponsored by Yamaha, HJC, Alpinestars, Specialized and Parts Europe.