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Ducati and Ben Spies announce the American’s retirement from racing competition
- Spies announces retirement after a successful career in Superbike and MotoGP
- Decision taken jointly by Ducati and the Texan rider
- Retirement prompted by doubts about physical ability to race next year
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), October 26, 2013 – Ducati Motor Holding and Ben Spies announced today that the American will not be racing in 2014 after the parties reached agreement to resolve Ben’s current contract with the Italian racing manufacturer. The 29-year-old Texan had signed a two-year agreement with Ducati at the end of last season to race in MotoGP in 2013 and 2014 as part of the factory-supported Ignite Pramac Racing Team.
Ben has been sidelined for most of this season due to an injury to his right shoulder sustained in October 2012 while riding for another manufacturer team. While he began 2013 racing with Pramac, it quickly became clear that he was not fully healed from his injury and needed to undergo further rehabilitation on his shoulder. Unfortunately, on his return to racing at Indianapolis in August, Ben had another setback when he suffered a season-ending crash during practice.
The resulting operations on both shoulders have left Spies feeling that his physical ability to ride next year remains in question and a decision was jointly made by Ducati and Ben to release Ben from any requirement to race in 2014.
The 2009 World Superbike Champion, three-time AMA Superbike Champion and MotoGP race winner announced his retirement from the sport in the following way: “I had such high hopes for racing for Ducati, and Ducati has been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging year, so I am tremendously disappointed that I have not been able to fulfill my personal goals and team goals with Ducati. I want to thank everyone from racing organizations, factories, teams and all my fans for helping me and supporting me throughout my career. I never dreamed that I would reach the level of success that I have over the past 20 years of racing, but the time has come to stop and I do so with great sadness.”
Spies’ manager/mother Mary Spies added: “Wherever Ben has raced over the years—from AMA Superbike to World Superbike to MotoGP—he has always felt the warmth and appreciation of the organizers, circuits, teams and fans. We are so grateful to them for their support.”
Ducati MotoGP Project Director Paolo Ciabatti declared: “We had high expectations when Ben joined Ducati in MotoGP this year, and we really hoped that he would fully recover from his Indianapolis crash injuries and continue to race for us in the future. However we understand the reasons for his decision and respect them. It is really a shame for our sport that Ben will not be racing anymore, because in our opinion he is one of the most talented riders in the world. We will miss him and wish him all the best for his future life.”
yups, mantan partner team order lorenzo yang setia ini akhirnya pensiun pasca race bersama ducati dan kecelakaannya…
pasca crash maning dan crash maning, luka di bahunya menyebabkan ya tahu lah, pebalap use it…. apalagi pas hard braking dengan semua beban tubuh tertumpu di bahu, behh rasanya MAUT….. buat cornering jua,,,, ga sanggup bayangin… akhirnya ben spies si amerika ini mengundurkan diri…..
apesnya om ben dimulai saat masih bersama yamaha…. kejadian aneh bin apes, crash meneh crash meneh, motornya NGEBULLL, dll….. masalah teknis yang sangan aneh…. highside highside menghantui rider amerika ini…. bahu kanannya patah patah…. tahu kan?
pasca operasi dan pemulihan bahu yang lamaaaaaa, balik lagi ke pramac untuk race, jian, CRASH meneh, apesss apesss… operasi lagi, pemulihan lagi, dan nggak muncul2 sampai sekarang, sekali muncul malah pengumumnan pengunduran dirinya, hiks 🙁
spies pensiun dengan berbagai penghargaan yang dimilikinya,, menawan di WSBK membuatnya dimasukkan ke motogp, SUKSES ngacak2 pebalap alien di tech3 yamaha, namun semua seakan berubah ketika masuk ke YAmaha Factory racing, apesss, trus pindah ke Ducati pramac, sama aja, apess 🙁
byee ben..,, byeee
gan, kenapa gambarnya rata2 lorenzo,???
iya je gan, ane cuma ambil gambar2 di blog pinggiran ini, lagi MENGHEMAT HOSTING, xixiixiix 😀 harap maklum , sambil ane pasang muka melas 😆