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Spies pleased to keep crew together for 2011

Article posted: 15/12/2010 11:37:33
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Yamaha MotoGP rider Ben Spies has revealed the importance of having a strong team around him in the paddock.

In a piece for Superbike Planet, Spies revealed that all his team have worked with him before, meaning he can trust them implicitly whenever he puts on his motorcycle clothing.

Even the engineer who looks after the Ohlins suspension systems - supplied by the factory itself - has switched from the Tech 3 Satellite squad to the factory outfit to ease Spies' transition.

He wrote on the website: "My crew chief, mechanic, my data guy, the Ohlins guy. They're my little dream team.

"Those are the guys I'd choose if I could have anyone in the world, and they're the guys I've got."

Spies has made the step up to the factory team after an extremely strong rookie season coincided with Valentino Rossi's decision to switch to Ducati motorcycle leathers next season.

Posted by Paul Searle