Less than a week after grabbed their first win in MotoGP, Ben Spies directly facing new challenges, because they have to perform at the eighth series this weekend at Mugello, Italy. Could this Yamaha rider repeat that success?
In Assen, the Netherlands, last weekend, Spies hopes of ending its length to the number one MotoGP podium. After appearing in 31 series without a victory, the U.S. rider was eventually embrace his dream for first win in MotoGP - since Andrea Dovizioso did it on a very wet race at the British GP, 2009. He also entered the ranks of the eight riders who had won the 800cc MotoGP engine.
Brilliant results it provides fresh air to Spies and Yamaha, to repeat it again at Motegi. If true, then he would record the victory more than once, which means equal achievement Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.
Yes, so far only four riders that could win the MotoGP (800cc engine) more than once. Dovizioso, like the Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen (now in WSBK), a new one-time premier-class podium, while Loris Capirossi - who several times won the 990cc MotoGP era - have not won since winning the race at Motegi in 2007.
Well, capitalize impressive performances in Assen, Spies came to Mugello with high confidence. Texas-based rider was admitted to not wait to fight on the track owned by Italians.
"When you finish in a race like in Assen, then you definitely want to come back again and try to continue to do so," said Spies.
"My first victory in MotoGP has not disappeared altogether, it's pretty special to me because it can be done at the circuit at legendary and unique in the history of Yamaha. Uniform red and white gives me a profit!
"I look forward to the race at Mugello, a track which already has a new surface with plenty of grip, so it would be good enough for the motor and attractive to fans."
Then in his debut season in MotoGP with Tech 3 Yamaha team, Spies finished in seventh position at the Mugello Circuit. How about this season? We'll wait.