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Spies to Race Valencia MotoGP Finale

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Following the announcement on Thursday that Ben Spies will move to MotoGP in 2010, Yamaha Motor Company announces that it will enter the Texan as a wild card into the season-ending Grand Prix of Valencia.

Ben Spies improved his championship hopes with a dominating double victory performance at Utahs Miller Motorsports Park.
American Ben Spies will get the chance to race aboard the YZR-M1 test bike at the Valencia round of MotoGP.
25-year-old Spies will participate as a single rider entry of a Yamaha Factory Racing Team, using YZR-M1 test bikes brought over from Japan. The Valencia MotoGP race takes place 6-8th November, two weeks after the final World Superbike round at Portimao, Portugal.

The wild card entry will provide an opportunity for Spies to get extra circuit time prior to his inclusion in the Tech 3 Yamaha Team for the two-day MotoGP test on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Grand Prix. 
 
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