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Nicky Hayden is a good, talented rider but he isn't an alien and he never will be. Just the same, a guy who was good enough to be a long term number two on a high end team won one world championship which nobody expected to ever happen. Which is something 90%+ of all MotoGP riders will never accomplish. I seriously doubt he's got illusions of ever winning a second (his championship hopes are back in dirt track where he's go one class win to go to have the complete set), but just wants to make a comfortable, successful career out of racing motorcycles. Right now he's in the catbird seat for a contract renewal, definitely in Ducati's good graces, and I can see him possibly finishing his MotoGP career with the company. To those of you who would ask, "why race a losing bike?", during the years I was a Ducati Richmond I got to know Doug Polen (former World Superbike Champion back in the early 90's) pretty well, and learned from him that Ducati takes care of it's ex-racers. Nice lifeti

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