- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.020,816
- Dave Kaemmer Comes Clean on Dirt13,687
- iRacing.com to create virtual McLaren MP4-12C GT312,170
- Release Notes for 2012 Season 311,520
- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner10,894
- The iRacing.com Protest System – May, 201210,595
- Building the iRacing System 1019,543
- Improving the Sound of iRacing7,731
- iRacing.com to Build Digital Honda for New Super GT Series7,604
- License Levels and Promotions7,422
- Bathurst Coming to iRacing!
- iRacing Artists Make Their Mark in NASCAR
- Five Minutes With Hugo Luis
- License Levels and Promotions
- IndyCar Racing in December
- Masier Marches On
- Building the iRacing System 101
- Does Anyone Have a Setup I Can Use?
- Safety Ratings, iRatings can Zoom and Fall at Bristol
- Where There's a Will There's a Way
June 5th, 2013
Ducati’s MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro will again stand in for the injured Ben Spies at the forthcoming race at Barcelona. The Italian filled in for Spies in the French Grand Prix, with the American struggling to overcome physical problems precipitated by a heavy crash at Sepang last year. Spies also missed the preceding race in Jerez, although Ducati did not field a replacement as Pirro was racing its development bike in the first of the three wildcard starts he will make in 2013.
June 1st, 2013
Ben Spies has withdrawn from the Mugello MotoGP weekend as his persistent shoulder problems proved too severe in practice. The American has struggled for fitness since the Phillip Island crash that ended his Yamaha stint last year
May 6th, 2013
Ducati MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro will fill in for Ben Spies in the satellite Pramac squad for the French Grand Prix. The American will miss his second straight race as he struggles to overcome physical problems that began with a heavy crash at Sepang last year and were exacerbated in testing at the same track last month . Pirro had also been slated to stand in for Spies at Jerez, only for Ducati to confirm he would, as originally intended, race its development bike at the Spanish track
May 2nd, 2013
Pramac Ducati has confirmed that it will only field Andrea Iannone in this weekend’s Jerez MotoGP race, as Michele Pirro will run with the works team rather than on Ben Spies’ bike. Factory test rider Pirro was originally listed as the stand-in for Spies in the Spanish Grand Prix, as the American skips the race to recover from lingering injuries. But Jerez had previously been announced as one of the venues at which Pirro would ride an additional works Ducati alongside Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden, and Ducati said earlier this week that this would go ahead, with the Italian on a development machine
March 28th, 2013
Ben Spies admits he expects to struggle in next weekend’s MotoGP season-opener in Qatar after a pre-season hit by injuries and poor weather.
March 1st, 2013
Ben Spies admits a fall on the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang left him having to contend with shoulder spasms across the final two days. Spies was forced to miss his final two races of 2012 after a heavy crash in last year’s race at Sepang left him with an AC shoulder separation, a cracked rib and bruising to the lung.
January 2nd, 2013
Ben Spies has revealed that he left Yamaha after one of his employers told him the team had lost confidence in him.
November 11th, 2012
Yamaha described stand-in rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga’s surprise Valencia podium as a deserved boost for Ben Spies’ crew at the end of a difficult 2012 MotoGP season for the team working on Yamaha’s second bike.
August 20th, 2012
Ben Spies has moved to play down hints of underlying tension within Yamaha following post-race comments at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Texan, who caused a stir at Laguna Seca when he confirmed via Twitter that he would be leaving the Japanese squad, said that he had been told ‘somebody high up’ in Yamaha that he should not arrive at the US circuit unless he was prepared to ride at 100 per cent
August 18th, 2012
Ben Spies admitted that he would go into the Indianapolis MotoGP race day in substantial pain after his crash in qualifying. The Yamaha rider joined Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden in having a huge crash at Turn 13. Unlike Stoner and Hayden, Spies was able to walk away unaided and later rejoined the session.
July 28th, 2012
Ben Spies does not think his big crash in United States Grand Prix qualifying will hamper him at all in Sunday’s race, despite admitting that he might have injured a heel in the accident. The Yamaha rider had a high-side at Turn 3 during qualifying at Laguna Seca. He appeared to be in discomfort just after the crash, but returned to the pits and was able to resume the session on his spare bike.
July 15th, 2012
Ben Spies said 11th in the Italian Grand Prix was the best he could do as illness overwhelmed him during the Mugello race. The American, who has endured a difficult season on the second works Yamaha, fought for a top-six place in the early laps before tumbling down the order.
June 30th, 2012
Ben Spies says only misfortune and technical problems are now standing between him on getting back on the MotoGP podium. The American struggled in the opening part of the 2012 season, with a series of disappointing race performances putting his seat in the factory Yamaha line-up under pressure
June 28th, 2012
Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies said they will go into Assen MotoGP qualifying full of confidence in their bikes after topping a practice session apiece in the Netherlands on Thursday. Lorenzo led the way in morning practice, while Spies – who won the Dutch TT last year – went quickest in the second session
June 27th, 2012
Ben Spies says he is ‘calm’ about his MotoGP future and will focus on turning his current campaign around rather than worrying too much about 2013 deals. The American’s factory Yamaha contract is up at the end of 2012, and his future has been subject of intense speculation amid a difficult season.
June 2nd, 2012
Ben Spies believes he had the potential to achieve his first front row of the year in qualifying for the Catalunya Grand Prix. The 27-year-old Yamaha rider eventually ended the session in fourth, equalling his best qualifying result of the year. He says however that he could have gone one better and secured a front row berth had he not lost time on his flying lap.
May 28th, 2012
Ben Spies believes that he can turn his season around and end a miserable opening to 2012 in the forthcoming Catalunya Grand Prix. After four races the Texan, 26, currently lies 11th in the riders’ championship, and boasts an eighth-place finish at Estoril as his best result – in contrast to team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, who is yet to finish outside the top two
May 18th, 2012
Ben Spies ended Friday practice for the French Grand Prix encouraged with his form, despite crashing in the afternoon.
May 15th, 2012
Ben Spies says Le Mans will be another chance to rebuild his confidence and improve his performance after a torrid start to his 2012 MotoGP campaign. The Texan has struggled for pace since the championship began, finishing a distant 11th in both Qatar and Spain – races in which his Yamaha stable-mate Jorge Lorenzo finished first and second respectively.
May 6th, 2012
Ben Spies said his eighth-place finish in the Portuguese Grand Prix was a confidence boost after his poor start to the 2012 MotoGP season, but admitted he made several major mistakes in the race.