MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract

"I feel like I've got some unfinished business here, and hopefully we can get all the pieces into place and reap the rewards of the hard work we've put in the last couple of years" - Nicky Hayden.

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Daniel - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 5:56 PM

Great News! Hope Nicky can win races next year or win a a race! For sure if Rossi wonted to stay at Ducati that would have announced that along with this?

timk - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 6:08 PM

I think Rossi's results on the Ducati have cause a lot of people to positively reassess their opinions of Nicky's ability. Everyone (me included, and I'm a longtime Nicky fan) thought Rossi would come to Ducati and dominate his teammate. When that didn't happen, fans & Ducati management alike had to start thinking "Hey, if this guy can get approximately equivalent results to the 9 times world champion on the same bike, maybe he's better than we thought..." I'm happy to see the result of this is a contract extension for such a hardworking and likeable (and yes, fast) guy. Now reward us all with some more podium finishes, Nicky!

dc - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 6:12 PM

Bravo Ducati. You made the right decision. The guy has been a workhorse for you for a few years now. Nice to seem them reward his dedication and effort.

Now build him (and Crutchlow I think) a REAL competitive bike.

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