Ducati's Nicky Hayden isn't baking on the possibility of climbing the leaderboard at the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Hayden has struggled to finish inside the top six since the Italian MotoGP at Mugello and sees little chance for significant improvement this weekend with the British round coming so quickly after Brno.

The 2006 world champion, who has previously finished in fourth place twice at Silverstone and was seventh in 2012, said: "Silverstone is a track that I've really enjoyed on the Ducatis.

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"I had a good pace there last year, but I was just too hard on the tyres in the race.

"We're going there at a different time in the season, so we'll see if we get a warmer surface than we've had the last couple years.

"I like the track. It's very long and very fast. Although Silverstone is normally a great GP, we know it won't be easy for us, as we can't expect a lot to change since we're arriving directly from Brno," he added.

"We certainly hope to be able to fight closer to the front than we've been able to in these last couple races.

"I'm looking forward to getting there, getting on the track, and going back to work."