MotoGP » Hayden calm over final lap clash

'It was a racing move, and anyway, the real problem is we got beat by 33 seconds, which shows how far behind we are' - Nicky Hayden

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carl phillips

July 03, 2013 9:59 AM
Last Edited 878 days ago

clearly, since Ducati lost their brief tyre advantage it has been a progressive downhill. Nevertheless, those that think Hayden could do better with the Zuki are dreaming- really. At best - Hayden could do marginally better - it is not that he would be setting the GP world on fire with a different bike. But perhaps a zuki ride would appease Hayden fans and Hayden's doggedness of being ONLY a full Factory rider - accepting nothing less.

In any case, Hayden has been playing the "aw, shucks" guy for a number of years - quietly making excuses that keeps his fan base in the US happy and insure that he keeps his job as a factory rider. Although it would be interesting to see if Hayden would actually move to Suzuki IF they venture back into GP.


July 05, 2013 11:46 AM

Rossi stated in an interview last year that they were having to spin the rear wheel to help the bike turn as it suffers from chronic under steer, nothing to do with traction control package.

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