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Poljachina - Unregistered

October 24, 2008 2:47 PM

If the weather act's up on sunday nicky is a strong favourite to win his last race on a Honda. It would be a great way to finish his spell at Repsol HONDA. Just like Bayliss did 2 years ago on the Duke.
But it's gonna be a tough battle... everyone is close and the home guys will be fast and gonna be hungry for the win.

Doodaa - Unregistered

October 24, 2008 2:58 PM

Hayden is starting to go down in my estimation, he is only showing his true potential to put one over on Honda, he can clearly perform up near the front which he hasn't been doing up until Indy!!.. poor attitude at this level..

Poljachina - Unregistered

October 24, 2008 3:33 PM

He hasn't had a bike that works well full race distance till Indy i think. The spring valve wasn't fast enough for him so that obviusly didn't work, so when he switched to the pneumatic valve engine he started to pick up his results. It has nothing to do with that he want's to rub Hondas nose in it i think.

slick Rob - Unregistered

October 24, 2008 3:39 PM

What you're saying is just stupid... If these guys had to ride a pink motorcycle sponsored by viagra they would do it as long as they were competitive.
Motorcycle racers like all athletes are in the game to win, i doubt Hayden was sand bagging at any point during the season maybe he feels no pressure now that Honda has clearly placed their hopes on Pedrosa and he is able to ride to his full potential.

Md09 - Unregistered

October 24, 2008 3:48 PM

Exactly, he was racing the spring valve engine early as was Pedro. Didn't suit Hayden at all. Honda weren't happy with the pnuematic engine but let Hayden try it early as he was struggling. I think he 1st tried in Assen (would have got 3rd if the fuel lasted) and since then he has been much better. Hayden will be one to watch next year but watch out for Dovi, he's gonna fly!

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