MotoGP » Hayden: I guess sixth is pretty good


"Considering my injuries and limited testing over the winter, I guess sixth is pretty good" - Nicky Hayden.

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Graham - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 11:16 AM

Ok ride from hayden, but there is no way this is the best Ducati he's been on. Makes me wonder if when he said its the "fastest" ducati he was only talking about straight line speed. considering the context " This is definately the fastest Ducati I've ever ridden, it should come in handy during the race" I'd say thats what he meant.

moto - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 11:49 AM

Good ride that masks the poor performance of the Duc. Looking at Hayden's sessions he never was quite as fast as Dovi or Cru, and finished only five seconds ahead of Rossi. He got the best result possible I reckon, and all credit to him for actually being able to race the bike.
It's going to be interesting watching Hayden's progress.

mysticmeg - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 12:12 PM

its a fair reward for hayden for his hard graft,looks ok on paper,but really is light years from the front riders pace,the bike is not good at all,or will it ever be ?

Iddor - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 12:16 PM

He's only five seconds ahead of Rossi - exactly the amount Rossi lost going off track, lapping 2'02 instead of 1'57.

Probably means he got everything out of the bike. No way he could have battled with the Tech 3 guys.

JACKBEE

April 09, 2012 1:31 PM

I reckon it must be quite tough for Hayden. He always puts in 100%, doesn't moan, just tries his hardest. But, he must wonder why he bothers, along comes VR and JB, and in a year they get major changes on the bike, possibly with stuff that Hayden had dismissed.

The press, and Ducati, are really interested in VR, and to continually motivate yourself in the face of that must be difficult.

You get the impression that Hayden is'nt just there for the money.

billace - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 2:24 PM

Nicky did the best he could with the package. For all of the understeer complaints he was holding a tighter line than Bradl/Barbera and was great on the brakes. In a tight group he won the battle.

He has a great work ethic and earns every penny, testing new parts constantly, getting a frankenstein bike to race most of last year and getting on with racing when the flag drops.

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