Ben Spies followers will probably be completely satisfied to listen to that the Texan is returning to racing bikes, asserting the information whereas speaking to Matthew Miles at Cycle World.
Nevertheless, the information may not be as anticipated, as Spies isn’t returning to the superbike paddock, however as a substitute will compete within the AMA Nationwide Enduro collection subsequent season.
As such, Spies will participate in a number of rounds on the Full Fuel Dash Enduro calendar, within the mid-level “Pro2” class; in addition to an ISDE qualifier, with an eye fixed on making the squad for Crew USA.
Definitely not the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship bid that was reported earlier, although Spies confirmed that he had been in talks with Ducati about racing a Panigale, and had additionally spun some laps on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R at a observe day in Texas.
Spies estimates his shoulder being at 70%, however appropriate sufficient for off-road racing. We’re positive that AMA Professional Racing will probably be eager to see the previous World Superbike champion in its paddock, although maybe Spies’ superstar standing will probably be misplaced on a few of the collection’ followers.
A proving floor for his health stage, the AMA Nationwide Enduro collection might be step one for a highway racing return for Ben Spies.
Although, we’ve to confess our disappointment at listening to Spies received’t be on a Ducati superbike subsequent season. That looks like a missed alternative by all concerned events.
Supply: Cycle World; Photograph: Ben Spies (Instagram)