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Moto2: Roger Lee Hayden to race at Indy

Roger Lee Hayden, younger brother of 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky, is to make his grand prix debut as a Moto2 wild-card at the Indianapolis round in late August.

Roger Lee is currently taking part in his first full World Superbike season with Pedercini Kawasaki, but has been signed to ride a Moriwaki chassis - the same design as leads the inaugural 2010 Moto2 title chase with Toni Elias.

"This is a great opportunity for me to race in front of my home crowd at a MotoGP event," said Hayden. "The Moto2 class is really competitive and I'm looking forward to jumping in the middle of it."

The entry is being backed by American Honda, with 1993 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz to act as team manager.

"It's an honour for me to be chosen as team manager," said Schwantz. "We've been using CBR600RRs for some time now at our schools, and I've ridden a Moto2 bike and it's very good. I watched the first three Moto2 races and I expect the racing to be just as good at Indy."

The team will be staffed by technicians from Erion Racing technicians, American Honda's premier support team.

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DC - Unregistered

June 17, 2010 8:21 PM

Roger's WSBK effort is 20hp down on the factory. TWENTY. It's no wonder he's running in back all the time. He's a good kid and good rider. Some of you seriously need to take a break from the Hayden bashing.

gpfan - Unregistered

June 17, 2010 6:46 PM

Joel- Hacking is almost 40. Disalvo is not a better rider than Roger, no history with American Honda, and not as popular as Roger. Unlike your simple ****, they were thinking. Hayden has a top10 in MotoGP, thats more than any other option they had, and he is not in a championship hunt. And you wanted Disalvo, what you have a crush or something? What were they thinking? No, what the F were you thinking?

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