By Stephen English

Nicky Hayden's racing future is still uncertain, with the American telling the assembled media ahead of his home Indianapolis Grand Prix that he is talking to numerous teams in MotoGP and WSBK.

When asked what the future held for the former MotoGP champion, Hayden said that he expects to be able to announce something within the next few weeks.

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"The last couple of weeks a lot of Europeans were on holiday, but in the next three to four weeks we have to lock something down," said Hayden.

"Teams are deciding on budgets and rules so it's getting close. There are options in MotoGP and Superbike. I've had contact with teams in WSBK but no formal offers yet."

Given his five year relationship with Ducati, and the importance of the American market to the brand, there has been speculation that Hayden could move to the satellite Pramac squad, where Andrea Iannone is currently unsigned for 2014.

Hayden dismissed such speculation, but did reveal interest in the new Production Honda MotoGP racer, available for privateers from next season and eligible for increased fuel and engine changes relative to the factory bikes.

"I've not talked to Pramac but I have been talking about the Production Honda, nothing too advanced though. For the Production bike we don't know how competitive they'll be with extra fuel and engines. The rules are changing in WSBK too. I want to be on the best package to run the closest to the front."

Hayden made his MotoGP debut as a Repsol Honda rider in 2003, winning the world title in 2006 before joining Ducati in 2009.

While his future is sure to be a talking point this weekend Hayden is focused on having fun at what the Kentucky native views as his "true home race."

"I'm excited for Indy. After a three week break you're always excited to get back but this is my favourite race of the year; it's my true home GP. It would be nice to leave here with something encouraging and have some fun but the bike is more or less the same as Laguna. But we do think that this track should suit us better than the last few, it's a bit more open and has longer straights."

Cal Crutchlow is taking over Hayden's place at Ducati next season.