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Hayden: I like Sachsenring!

“We'll try to have a good race there and see if we can get our best result of the season, to pay the team back for all the hard work” – Nicky Hayden.
Nicky Hayden, whose Ducati future has been cast into doubt by the factory's interest in Cal Crutchlow, is targeting his best finish of the season this weekend in Germany.

Hayden has taken three sixth-places this year and sits seventh in the championship, one place and two-points behind team-mate Valentino Rossi, whose points tally was swelled by a wet podium at Le Mans.

The anti-clockwise Sachsenring has been a happy hunting round for the ex-dirt track star in the past, the 2006 world champion claiming four podiums and a pole.

“Some people complain about the Sachsenring because it's so small and tight, but I like it,” he said.

“The lap times are really short, and usually really close. You hardly ever use sixth gear, but it might have the best corner in MotoGP: the fast, blind, downhill Waterfall corner.

“When you're bike's working, it's a lot of fun, although I've come off there, which definitely wasn't fun!

“I like counter clockwise tracks, and I've been on the pole and on the podium there.

“Our bike tends to be hard on tyres, which can be a problem at the Sachsenring, but I think we made a little step with that this past weekend that could help us. I'm looking forward to it.

“We'll try to have a good race there and see if we can get our best result of the season, to pay the team back for all the hard work.”

Hayden, a Ducati rider since 2009, qualified and finished eighth at the Sachsenring last year.




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doesnt matter - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 1:32 PM

It would be a shame if Nicky is not offered a ride next year in MotoGP. He rides his ass off with what he has and he expects himself to bring in good results day in and day out regardless of whether he has the best stuff. The fact that he still enjoys riding and still wants to race in this class is a testament to his perseverance and his attitude for the sport. Keep it up Nicky.

Rich1 - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 12:29 PM

Ducati should be looking at Cal in case Vale leaves, which he probably will. The Tech 3 bikes are better than the Ducatis and I think if Nicky was on one, he would be doing just as good as Cal so what do they think they will gain by replacing Nicky.



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