Американскиот Супербајк шампион Бен Спиз е навистина блиску до возење на последната трка во МотоГП преку вајлд карта. Сузуки потврди дека Американецот ќе тестира за нив по Малезиското Гранд При. Спиз има 23 години и минатиот месец го победи тимскиот колега Мет Младин при што ја обезбеди втората последователна титула во АМА натпреварувањето.

American Superbike champion Ben Spies has edged closer to a Moto GP wildcard ride in the final race of the season after Suzuki confirmed he will test for them after the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Spies, 23, who beat team-mate Mat Mladin to wrap up his second straight AMA title last month, has long been mooted for a switch to Moto GP with the Japanese manufacturer.

And, with a whole day put aside for him to ride the GSV machine at Sepang on Monday, he could well make his GP debut in Valencia.

Suzuki team boss Paul Denning said: "It will be Ben's first time riding at Sepang and also his first time with the GSV-R800.

"It's difficult to say whether he will be here in Moto GP eventually, but he wants to give it a go and seems to have got over his fear of flying to come over to Malaysia."

The likelihood is that Spies will remain in the USA for another year before joining a semi-works operation, to be run by 1993 world champion Kevin Schwantz.

Such a team would probably involve the Alstare squad from World Superbikes, and Aspar from the lower GP classes, and would most likely have him teaming up with Spanish rider Alvaro Bautista in 2009.

Jamie O'Leary / Eurosport
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