MotoGP » Hayden 'bitter' after German finish, eyes Mugello revival

'Although I still have a bitter taste in my mouth about last week's race, I'm very much looking forward to Mugello. It's one of the best races of the whole year, especially being there on a Ducati' - Nicky Hayden

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July 11, 2012 12:45 PM

Nicky and Rossi aiming for good results (Rossi is even going to ride harder!)
No matter. As it is, the bike won't allow it, and there are no updates.
Nicky will go for it as he always does, Rossi will wait till half way and if he senses a good result, watch out.


July 11, 2012 1:04 PM

At last a little honesty in that he admits to trying too hard. But he's still not getting it. Ducati have been accused of thinking that the bike is the important thing and the riders just meat machines to get the bike to the flag. Fair enough, that may be true. However Hayden goes the other way. He clearly expects the bike and tyres to perform 100% so he can do his job. Eight races on that bike and tyre package and he's still whinging about the tyres going off after every race.

Nicky, old son, everybody was complaining about the durability of the tyres pre season. Everybody knows that the D16 is hard on tyres. What does that tell you is going to happen with those tyres on that bike? Yes it's a ****ter, but that's what you've got to ride.

laught - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 1:39 PM

If Hayden never learn that him Motogp the tyres have to been very well worcked then he never learn nothingh about Motogp.. I guess thats way he never win more since he leave the Honda!! Making tyres its like one Motorcycle they have to make one balance.. Its impossible to build competitive tyres for hayden because to make one race with the logical he had just puching 100% all laps you need one tyre very very hard that will take so much time to warm that when is tyre starts to get temperature allready other riders are with 10 or more secunds of advantage!! All tyres during the start of racing have been develped on the advices of riders.. when they have tyres they know they have to find the best way of worck with them to be more fast all race distance.. they practice a lot this..!! they are humans they make mistikes also.. but if hayden only win one champion and have been always finishing the champion beahind Rossi i guess he allready must have learn that he is Wrong.. Who says that Ross

laught - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 1:43 PM

is puching 100%?? He is only puching the way he thinks Ducati can handle for make better him all race Distance.. and if he is the top Ducati 2011.. and is now leading the Standings on Ducatis bikes.. Only tell the Rossi is right and is puching the best from the Ducati.. If he just puched what he can has a rider maybe what happen him Assen would happen more times

kenlucky kid - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 2:21 PM
Last Edited 1312 days ago

Nothing new here. Same all. As predicted, Hayden fades and the usual 8th-10th finishes (as usual, i expect finishing at best 8th in the WC).

Hayden as usual sugarcoats failures and whinning (much to his fans delight)- but didnt Hayden fans say the "wild duc" suited his "loose" dirt-track style??? But then changed the tune (again) the 800s "hurt" Hayden (the tire smokn' dirt tracker), but with the 1000s Hayden "would be back". Now he complains of traction - not "hooking up" and tires "going off"... but isnt that Hayden's "strengh" - his "advantage". After all, Doohan always remarked that his advantage was really when the tire was going off...

there there now - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 2:57 PM

Nicky is looking like he will be ousted in favor of Cal
shame, as he has done as well as could be expected on that uncompetitive bike, i hope he goes to WSB and partners Checa, would be great seeing him on a Panigale.

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