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MotoGP: Nicky Hayden to replace Miller at Aragon?

2006 world champion Nicky Hayden looks set to replace injured Jack Miller at Aragon.
UPDATE: Speaking to the official World Superbike website after a third place in Saturday's Lausitzring race, Nicky Hayden confirmed "the opportunity is there" to replace Jack Miller at Aragon.

The American added: “There are a couple of things to work out. If it happens it'll be fun to have a go at MotoGP again, of course.”

Everything we have heard points to the #69 being on the Marc VDS Honda next weekend...


Nicky Hayden looks set to return to the MotoGP World Championship as a replacement for Jack Miller at Aragon.

The 2006 title winner, now competing in World Superbike, had been ready to step in for Miller at Silverstone - before the Australian was declared fit to ride after recovering sufficiently from back injuries at the Red Bull Ring.

But lingering hand injuries sustained in the same accident saw Miller withdraw from last Sunday's Misano race - and strong rumours suggest the Assen winner has ruled out returning to his Marc VDS Honda at Aragon.

Although yet to be officially unconfirmed, it seems Miller needs more time off the bike to allow the hand to heal and by sacrificing Aragon he would be fit for the three flyaway races that follow - including his home Phillip Island event.

Hayden - who took 28 podiums, including three wins, during his grand prix career - claimed his first WorldSBK win at Sepang and is currently sixth in the world championship.

The last time the #69 rode a factory-class RCV (and Michelin tyres) was at the Repsol Honda team in 2008, having steered Open class machines for the Aspar team in 2014 and 2015, following five seasons at Ducati.

Hayden would be the second World Superbike regular on the Aragon MotoGP grid, with Alex Lowes again replacing Bradley Smith at Tech 3 Yamaha...

By Peter McLaren






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TrueFan

September 17, 2016 2:56 PM

Codger, anyone who reads these threads knows that despite your claim to be a Dovi fan, you are really a dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Valentino Rossi fan...no ifs and no buts. You don't like to admit it, but the passion in your comments show it to be the case. Sorry for busting your cover... VR failed to score points in one race due to Yamaha reliability problems. He failed to score points in two other races dues to poor decision making. In another race, he lost points by making another poor decision. These results (reliability excluded) had little to do with the usual performance superiority of the Yamaha. Marquez has indeed ridden differently this year, but the Honda is still a finicky bike, and it has some clear issues that other riders have noted. Marquez has performed exceptionally. Rossi has ridden better and harder than last year, but made mistakes.



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