Nicky Hayden intends to 'have some fun' at Sepang in Malaysia this weekend as the Aspar Honda rider competes in his final MotoGP races before moving to World Superbikes in 2016.
Hayden was left disappointed at Phillip Island after an electronics problem on the RC213V-RS forced him to retire from the race, but the American hasn't had to wait long for the chance to put the disappointment out of his system.
“It's nice to be heading straight to Malaysia and not having to wait long after the disappointment of Phillip Island. I'm sure Honda will sort out the issues so that we don't have any more mechanical failures like that one,” Hayden said.
“Sepang is a circuit we know well, we do a lot of testing there in the winter although we often find that the track conditions are quite different by the time we come here for the GP.
“It's not necessarily a case of putting the same settings in and it works because the track can change a lot depending on the time of year, the weather conditions and many things. It is a very demanding track with a bit of everything, a lot of acceleration, fast corners, slow corners and hairpins,” added the 2006 premier class champion ahead of the penultimate round of the championship.
“You need a very balanced bike that does everything good. We don't expect an easy weekend, we know what we are up against but I'm winding down my MotoGP races so we will try to go there and have some fun.”
Hayden will make his WSBK debut in 2016 with the Tan Kate Honda team.