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American Spies Wins MotoGP Race

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 25 2011

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American rider Ben Spies rode to his first career MotoGP victory Saturday when he won at TT Assen in the Netherlands.

It was the first MotoGP victory by an American rider since Nicky Hayden won the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23, 2006 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Spies’ victory came midway through his second full MotoGP season.

“It was a strange race today, as it was one of the most comfortable races we had, and it resulted in a win,” Spies said. “I was racing as hard as I could. I have to thank my guys; they gave me a great bike today. At least we’ve won a race now!”

2007 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner finished second on a Repsol Honda, 7.697 seconds behind Spies. Stoner increased his points lead to 136-108 over Jorge Lorenzo.

- American star Ben Spies took the lead just before the second corner in TT Assen on Saturday, June 25 and rode away to his first career MotoGP victory.

It was the first MotoGP victory by an American rider since Nicky Hayden won the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23, 2006 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Spies’ victory came midway through his second full MotoGP season.

“It was a strange race today, as it was one of the most comfortable races we had, and it resulted in a win,” Spies said. “I was racing as hard as I could. I have to thank my guys; they gave me a great bike today. At least we’ve won a race now!”

2007 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner finished second on a Repsol Honda, 7.697 seconds behind Spies. Stoner increased his points lead to 136-108 over Jorge Lorenzo.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 25 2011
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