Spies 'calm' about his future
Ben Spies is not letting rumours about his future at Yamaha get to him, saying he is "calm" and "whatever happens, happens."
Heading into this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen, there is a great deal of speculation about Spies' future as the American has failed to perform this season.
The 27-year-old has scored just 35 points compared to his teammate Jorge Lorenzo's 140, prompting rumours that his days at the Yamaha factory team could be numbered.
Added to that, Lorenzo was recently locked into a new contract while Spies has been left in the dark about his future.
However, the American insists he's not letting it get to him.
"It's normal. It's racing. As soon as Jorge signed, everyone was in a big scramble, and that's how it works," he said ahead of this weekend's race at Assen.
"Right now all I can do is worry about me and my bike and my results. Whatever happens, happens, and I'm calm about that. We'll go about our business and get everything done, and let the cards fall where they fall."
Spies, though, is looking to get back on form this weekend in Holland, the venue were he claimed his sole MotoGP victory last season. But if he secures a dominant win as he did last season he may be more annoyed than happy.
"Taking a victory this weekend after the way the season's been going, I'd almost be a little bit pissed off because it hasn't been happening recently, not any good results," he said.
"It's not bad luck, there have been a lot of little things going on, but that's the way it goes. You've got to remind yourself of the last 10 years you've been racing and what you've done, and things don't always go to plan. Sometimes you have a bad season, sometimes you have a bad three races.
"The last three or four weeks, we've been going better and getting a lot more confidence with the bike. The last race at Silverstone was pretty good. We faded a bit at the end, but the beginning was good and the bike felt good.
"Now we're back here, which is one of my favourite tracks. I look forward to this weekend and I'm just trying to get another good result and build my confidence up."