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Hayden holds hands up after lacklustre qualifying

'It was a poor job by me when it counted, but credit to Andrea [Dovizioso] for a really good session' - Nicky Hayden
Nicky Hayden wasn't making any excuses as he struggled to 11th place on the grid for Sunday's opening round of the MotoGP World Championship in Qatar, admitting: 'It was a poor job by me'.

Hayden's fastest lap in Q2 of 1m 56.667s was a second slower than he managed at Losail in 2012 and in stark contrast to team-mate Andrea Dovizioso's eye-catching time, which put the Italian on the second row in fourth place.

The American rider suffered with chatter in his opening laps and made errors during his second run as he sought an improvement.

Hayden said: “In the first run, I had a lot of chatter from out of nowhere.

“I went back out, and right when I went to start my hot lap, the other guys were pulling out of the pits, and I just made too many mistakes in the traffic.

“I'm certainly not thrilled, especially because last year I was one second faster in qualifying,” he added.

“It was a poor job by me when it counted, but credit to Andrea for a really good session.

“I think our set-ups are very close, but we'll definitely have to check his data.”




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coffee - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 4:13 AM

8well from watching all Dovi's interview's he constently says the ducati does realty good on fresh tires and he's not sure about who tge wul last for race pace, he also is using a different gas tank and nose faring, somting to do with weight distribution. on one side they think they found something and it appears they have, now if they can make it last race distance and get all the duck's on the same page. tomorrows race will be a true test of what Dovi has achieved, as we all hope he can be up there battleing with bautista Bradl n Cal

gremlin - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 12:49 PM

Looks like Hayden prefers the old fairing(?).... Anyway, it certainly wasn't his day but these things happen you know, and he certainly is faster than he was yesterday. He's gonna get better as the season progresses.



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