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Ben Spies to race for Pramac Ducati MotoGP team in 2013

Updated: Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 07:33

Ben Spies' place at Yamaha will be taken by Valentino Rossi
Ben Spies' place at Yamaha will be taken by Valentino Rossi

American rider Ben Spies will race for the non-works Pramac Ducati MotoGP team next season, the Italian manufacturer said in a statement.

Spies, whose place at Yamaha will be taken by Italian great Valentino Rossi, will partner Italian Andrea Iannone in the 2013 championship.

American Nicky Hayden and Italian Andrea Dovizioso have already been announced as the works Ducati team riders.