The Texan had already earned numerous championships worldwide and proved his talent was a force to be reckoned with. He earned multiple podium finishes, the pole position in Indianapolis and MotoGP rookie of the year honors as he finished the series sixth overall. Spies will now make the move to the Factory Yamaha squad for 2011 and will no doubt be a title contender.
To cap off this amazing season, Spies has been nominated for another Rookie of the Year award for the SPEED Performance Awards. He is up against four other rookies from various motorsports disciplines and can use your help to pull off the win.
Voting for the awards will close at midnight on Monday, December 13, 2010. The winner will be announced during a one-hour television special in February. To view Spies’ highlight video and to cast your vote, click here.