Nicky Hayden, who missed the Silverstone podium by just 0.217sec after a last-lap pass by countryman Ben Spies in the 2010 event, is looking forward to this weekend's British GP return.

Since finishing eighth in last Sunday's Catalunya race, Hayden has completed a parade lap at the Isle of Man TT - alongside Cal Crutchlow and Mick Doohan - and is eager to tackle the fast Silverstone circuit.

"It's been a short week, because Barcelona was just a few days ago. After the race, I went to the Isle of Man TT, which was a great experience," said the Ducati star.

"Now it's time for Silverstone. We went there for the first time last year, so it's still kind of new and fresh for us. The track layout is the same, but they've changed where we enter the pits, which could make it a little different in some ways.

"It's a track I enjoyed a lot last year because it's big, long and fast. The pavement was a little bumpy in a couple of places, but it was perfect in other parts. I'm looking forward to it."

Hayden finished third at round two in Jerez and holds sixth in the championship, one place behind team-mate Valentino Rossi.

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