MotoGP » Hayden seeking best of season at Sachsenring


“We'll try to have a good race there and see if we can get our best result of the season, to pay the team back for all the hard work” – Nicky Hayden.

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dc - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 7:29 AM

If Nicky's only option in GP after this year is a CRT bike, he needs to take his bag of tricks to WSBK and stomp all over those pretenders.

Actually, what I'd REALLY like to see is Nicky and Spies move to a Kevin Schwantz run, Jordan backed Suzuki prototype effort for 2013. Even the Suzuki has got to be better than the Ducati right now.

dc - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 7:32 AM

But what's likely to happen is, Rossi will tell Ducati to go suck rocks, Cal will move to the Ducati, and Nicky will stay put. I don't want to see Cal on the Ducati, because that's just another rider they won't listen to on changes needed. If they won't listen to Rossi, they won't listen to anyone.

Codger

July 05, 2012 10:55 AM

@ Syke..Good post.

Ducati shafted Stoner by offering Lorenzo a spot while he was suffering an illness. Now they are shafting Nicky by talking to Cal!
Honda shafted Dovi, even though he finished 3rd in the Championship. It's a business, so business descisions are made.
Nicky should be given a medal and go into Ducati's Hall of Fame, a lifetime supply of pasta and made Italy's President or whatever they have over there.

Bender - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 11:33 AM

Codger, I agree with most of what you say, but believe me (I'm a dr) lactose intolerance is not an illness. But Ducati did shaft stoner, but it was the best thing to happen to him, he ended up on the 2011 Honda, by far the best bike, and Rossi let his wallet (or ego) drive him to Ducati, huge mistake. Now we are all suffering from the fall out.

Codger

July 05, 2012 12:16 PM

I can't see Nicky or Rossi getting into the top 6 in Germany. There are no updates and there are too many corners to test the understeer on.

Bender, I suppose it is a condition then? Either way at the time it was undiagnosed and Ducati couldn't wait untill it was sorted.
As far as Rossi goes you may be correct with the wallet (ego) thing. Some would say that he wanted a new challenge, some would say he had nowhere else to go, others might say he was driven out by Lorenzo. I wonder if we'll ever know.

kirk66 - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 1:00 PM

@dc- BOOM!

What a statement. Interesting. Schwantz and Jordan are friends and Jordan's AMA team is looking pretty good, even if Josh is killing it on the Yamaha in ASB right now. But that's a huge jump for Jordan to move straight to GP. Huge money to be competitive. However, I can easily see Jordan being woo'd by another manufacturer to play in the WSBK sandbox. His limited help from Am Suzuki is accentuated by the motor genius of Gemini. Those little mid-western motor nuts are responsible for the reliability of Jordan's bikes. Since Gemini is not tied to Zook it is plausible that Jordan/Gemini and Bazzaz could team for an incredibly stable WSBK team w ANY manufacturer. I'd nearly expect Nike to plaster the bike at that point.
Putting Spies on that bike seems natural if they go with Zook in the big leagues but I would think that Blake Young, RL Hayden and Martin Cardenas would be the first 3 guys I would call. I know you guys are laughing at RL Hayden but his consistancy since joinin

Fast Eddie - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 1:25 PM

Nicky is by far my favorite rider. I would rather see him on a competitive WSB than working his butt off mid pack. The last good racing in moto gp was 2006. You could throw a blanket over four guys at the finish in most of those. You can turn the TV off after eight laps now.

jjletho - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 3:58 PM

Hopefully Nicky is moving to WSBK with Ducati, so he can have fun and win races. MotoGP death is coming closer and closer anyway, (- overexpensive boring useless prototypes that are only a couple of sec faster than superbikes)

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