The German Ralf Waldmann has died at 51 years of age, as confirmed MotoGP. The winner of 20 great prizes and double runner-up of 250cc in 1996 and 1997 category in which he shone with his own light during the last decade of the last century-, has appeared lifeless for causes not yet determined, although it could be a heart attack.
Spies started the season with fifth place at Losail, his best ever on a MotoGP bike, before retiring in the next two races with a mechanical problem at Jerez and a crash at Le Mans. Spies took his first MotoGP podium at Silverstone in Great Britain, taking a third-place finish. Spies took second place from pole at home at Indianapolis. He finished the 2010 MotoGP season in sixth place, securing Rookie of the Year honours.