MotoGP » Hayden confirms Aspar, upgraded Honda plans

“I've a two-year MotoGP deal with Aspar... next year we're supposed to be getting an upgraded bike from Honda” - Nicky Hayden.

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July 23, 2014 12:41 PM
Last Edited 7 hours ago

Whatever might lie ahead in Nicky's career, we should be grateful to him for what he achieved in motoGP, during all these years.
We shouldn't forget that he was the first one to interrupt Rossi's, already long lasting, winning gallop. And, above all, don't ignore that he is an American !
Pay attention, especially, to the last sentence, because he might well be the last GP champ, from the land of Uncle Sam, for some years to come !
With a view to see him back soon, in the saddle, I wish him :
- Good luck, Nicky son !


July 23, 2014 1:04 PM

Nick, your fans want to watch you with a chance of winning, you no longer have a chance in MotoGP. Have you thought about coming stateside with the help of you brother Tommy, your Dad, Honda and maybe even ducati and other manufactures and promote a road racing series here in the U.S. to bring up the next generation of Americans. You and many great riders had the benefit of that. What we have now is barely a shadow of what AMA racing used to be.


July 23, 2014 2:24 PM
Last Edited 570 days ago

1MoreRound: These are no longer machines made for men with big b@lls and brave right hands. The two-wheeled spanish jockey super computers are here, and here to stay. Less weight, more laptops... that's the winning combo.

Marquez, Lorenzo, Rossi (not spanish in case you did not notice), pedrosa all came from bikes sans computers - in fact in the case of Lorenzo, Rossi and Pedrosa from bikes with carbs. In fact, Hayden has been on a "super computer" bike for 10 years, while Marquez has been on a " super computer bike" for.... one.

About jockeys... Hayden weighs 67kg and 173cm.
Rossi weighs 65kg and 182cm,
Lorenzo is 173cm and 64kg.
Can you say "bubble buster"?

Redding who is more often faster (race/qualify) than Hayden is 78kg and 185cm !! :-o Dont see fans complaining much.... hummm..

Marquez wieghs 59 kg and 168cm Dovi is 67kg. Cal is 69kg.


July 24, 2014 1:38 AM

Why so much hate for Nicky? I think its clear to see hes a good rider, the Factory Honda team in 2006 were nothing special, that was back in the days of HRC being beaten by Gresini on the regular. Nicky managed to claim a title against Yamaha and Ducati who had a better package, and Gresini who appeared to have a more cohesive team. Job done


July 23, 2014 11:50 PM

I'm surprised American Honda haven't pushed to get more for their only American GP Champion in recent history. Isn't the USA an important market for Japanese sportbikes? GP needs at least 1 American, just like it seems soooo important to have a Brit & Aussie. I know we had the recession and all, but things are turning around. Nick totally deserves those pneumatic valves now! Like I've mentioned before, after leaving Ducati, HRC should've made an effort to give him Bautista's ride.


July 23, 2014 9:19 PM

........... Hayden is one of 18 or 20 entrants in the field being disadvantaged to a greater or lesser degree by Dornas gross mismanagement.

Its you that is being as unfair to Hayden as Dorna is here imo.

If you want to make reasonable comparisons of abilitg then you need reasonable benchmarks.

Hayden was very close in performance to Rossi at Ducati. Hayden was very close in performance with Dovi at Ducati. Ergo on the same kit Haydens ability was far from bad. Which has to mean that just like Rossi he has the potential to be far faster on a better package.

Thats just logic not bias.


July 23, 2014 7:50 PM

1MoreRound: Hehehe.... Apparently he thinks Crash are just making up "chit", right? I get a good laugh here from time-to-time.

Not to mention: Mottomatters, A&R, MCN, and a sleuth of others.

Yup, all on the payroll of Hayden. I wonder, with his smaller paycheck, how does he afford to eat with all of these pay-outs he has to make. It couldn't possibly be that he's a good rider who doesn't complain.

Oh - and the teams don't really like him either. They just keep him around and pay him to appease the Hayden Illuminatti or something...

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