MotoGP » Hayden to ‘connect the dots’ at special Jerez

“Jerez is a special track. It's really tough, with very few straightaways, so you have to 'connect the dots' and do some hard braking” – Nicky Hayden.

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moto guru - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 9:35 PM

Connect the dots...7th or 8th. People will say anything now-days to keep eyes on ducati and it's sales. The fact is honda is very strong as is Yamaha, ducati has too many issues to deal with and cannot be as competitive as the already evolved brands.


April 25, 2012 1:23 AM

@ Dannyboy

Well, it isn't necessarily a fair assessment to state that the other manufacturers "gave up". Financial considerations were the primary culprit. Ducati has the means, albeit not on the same level as Honda/Yamaha, but it is suspected that they are lacking direction. That's an entirely different issue when compared to serious financial woes.

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 5:39 AM

that IS the way the ducati needs to be ridden.....hang off the bike...go hard into the corner....remove the pressure of the rear and then slide end up maintaining speed as well as turnning the bike by sliding it....

well im no pro but this is what stoner had to say....and seeing nicky and stoner both have dirt bike backgrounds, they tend to slide it and thus they both dont face understeer.....

regarding rossi, he prefers the front...but still if you check his lap times(qatar), he was going fast in the end once the rear started sliding...that decreased the understeer..i wont be shocked if he too (like stoner) asks to decrease the traction a bit in jerez....

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