MotoGP »

Hayden thwarted by chatter at Phillip Island

'I didn't have a lot of confidence in the fast corners, as the bike was moving a lot and the track felt very bumpy' - Nicky Hayden
Nicky Hayden will have a rethink with his Ducati team prior to final practice and qualifying at Phillip Island on Saturday after struggling with chatter on his Desmosedici.

Hayden finished the opening day in Australia in ninth place as the American was restricted by vibration issues on the factory machine.

“It hasn't been a great day. The conditions weren't easy for anyone,” Hayden said.

“It was cold and windy with a few spots of rain, which makes it tough on a fast track.

“I didn't have a lot of confidence in the fast corners, as the bike was moving a lot and the track felt very bumpy.

“I had a lot of chatter and vibration, so it's tough to push hard,” he added.

“Tonight we need to think about how we can improve the feeling and feedback and hopefully do a big step tomorrow.”

Hayden's time of 1m 32.654s was 0.624s behind team-mate Valentino Rossi.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Hayden, Australian MotoGP 2012
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Rossi, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Rossi, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Ducati`s Romagnoli and Dall`Igna, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Ducati`s Romagnoli and Dall`Igna, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Crutchlow, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Louis Rossi, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Hernandez, Hayden, Redding, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Rossi, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Redding, Hernandez, Hayden, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Hayden, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Iannone, Rossi, Bradl, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Hayden, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Hernandez, Hayden, Redding, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.
Rossi, Pol Espargaro, Smith, MotoGP race, Grand Prix of the Americas, 2014.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


istealjuice - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 12:45 PM

Hayden behind Rossi? Missed the last race I see. You must have missed Qatar,Jerez, Silverstone, Assen AND Laguna Seca. Probably would have been a few more if Hayden stayed healthy.

9870 - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 5:17 PM

Pol Espargaro on his Moto2 bike is closer to Hayden than Hayden is to Stoner. We're talking about a juiced up 600 with extremely limited electronics and steel brakes vs. a full fledged factory bike with all the fixings. What does that tell us? Well, that Stoner is fast. Pol is fast. And, Ducati ...well ...



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.