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Hayden targets strong start to season

A year on from a difficult race debut with Ducati in Qatar, Nicky Hayden looks to starts his second season in a more convincing way
Nicky Hayden is determined to make a strong start to the 2010 MotoGP World Championship season having made good strides with the Ducati during pre-season testing.

The former champion will begin his sophomore season with the Italian manufacturer this year, Hayden eager to put a troubled maiden campaign behind him as he looks to get more on a par with team-mate Casey Stoner.

Testing has been encouraging for the American though, Hayden setting the fifth fastest time overall during the final pre-race outing at Losail three weeks ago.

Claiming to have found a good base setting on the Desmosedici GP10, Hayden is keen to use this to kick off his season in a better fashion than last year when he finished 12th.

“Finally the first race is here! We seem to have started later than everybody else and I don't know if I could have waited any longer! Testing went fairly well – we met some of our objectives and still have a lot of work to do in other areas but overall I'm satisfied.

“We established a good base setting in Qatar and hopefully we can use that for the first race. It has been a couple of years since I made a good start to the season but I feel in good shape, the team are fully behind me and I can't wait to get started.”

Tagged as: Ducati , Qatar , losail , hayden

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April 08, 2010 3:57 PM

How can you hate on Nicky Hayden? Hes the nicest guy on the grid! How can you hate on anyone on this grid? They all have more talent in their finger nail clippings then any of you *****s. You jackasses can't even dream at thair level, can't even comprehend it! Probably don't even own a bike let alone do track days. LOOSERS!!!! GO NICKY!!!!!!!!!

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