MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Hayden bridges gap to Dovizioso

'It would have been nice to pick up one more spot, but I couldn't get past Dovi because he was better than I was on the brakes' - Nicky Hayden

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not surprised - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 11:35 PM

Spot on Rocket was just going to post about Cameron, Just about the only young American I can see doing a job. But it will be hard getting into GPs if your not Spanish or Italian and built like an under fed jockey


April 09, 2013 12:01 AM

@Not surprised
His teammate Garrett is pretty good too but Beaubier is GP material,Hope he goes to moto2 before a superbike team grabs him and he lose's his lorenzo like smooth riding style.


April 09, 2013 1:07 AM

@ RocketR1

Yep, I watch the AMA's religiously. I'm familiar with Cameron, and he's the right age to make the jump too. I merely mentioned Haye's because he has been the champ for the past few years and ran the T3 GP wildcard.

jarbarian - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 1:59 AM

Everyone wants to bag on Hayden about Rossi being taken out. How soon you forget PEDROBOT took Hayden out as well so that's a wash. Hayden had the fire that year to win and he beat Rossi fair and square. The only others to do that are Lorenzo and Stoner. Not Pedro or anyone else so before you bash Hayden, you best get your facts straight. He isn't washed up -- he's on a WASHED UP BIKE! (Just ask Rossi). And the current changes are the changes Rossi asked for, not Hayden.

jason - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 2:04 AM

@ realist
I mean what I said. Ducati is still struggling, but they didnt get embarrassed. I didn't say it was news dumb*ss. Ill always be a Nicky fan, and Ill never be a fan of the spanish alien jockeys. Problem with that?


April 09, 2013 6:32 AM

@ Jason

Another tough talker eh? :) Anyway, I'd bet money that Dovi and Ducati were embarrassed after qualifying to so well only to end up where they usually do. Dovi is not a happy camper. And yes, you spouted off about the Ducati not being able to manage tires for the race duration like you had some grand epiphany to share with the world. No s---t Sherlock!

nikisan - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 7:40 AM

You're truly delusional if you think hayden beat rossi 'fair and square' in 06, hayden will forever be known as the champ with the least amount of wins in his winning season and rossi had a season comparable to spies' 2012 season in terms of unreliability...


April 09, 2013 1:26 PM
Last Edited 1035 days ago

Interesting thing for me is Nicky's statement that Dovi is SO good on the brakes that he couldn't get by.

Its overlooked that AD is known as brilliant on the brakes - always has. Where are the VAST majority of overtakes made? Yup on the BRAKES.

So - you need a stronger bike to get by, and be able to match (or nearly match) a rider like Dovi braking to get by him and make it stick. Dovi's a great STARTER too, so he gets track position.

Note that CC had the same issue last season - on equal performance kit, getting past Dovi is nigh impossible even if you're over the lap.

I think NH will have the same issues with Dovi that CAl did at T3 - get stuck behind, or risk binning it (and him) in a do-or-die move to get by your teammate. Cal had the same issues with the HRC's at Qatar as well.

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