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July 20, 2015 8:39 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK

Don't get me wrong while Nicky Hayden is a likeable and hard working rider. He's been done a long time ago. He's exploited the championship win for many years beyond his expiration date. That said, I think that he could do well in WSB but not sure he can win the championship however I think he'd be competitive once he re-acclimated to superbikes.


July 23, 2015 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK

Vonich on your two points above, one I agree that Hayden should head to WSB or even back home to the MotoAmerica series. If he lands on a good and competitive team in WSB he would have a chance to be top 6 or so. And while he does serve a value to Motogp as an American in the series especially for the two US events but if he left it wouldn't be much of an issue for the series. However as you mention young US talent I think that the new MotoAmerica series developed a race class to help feed into the Moto3 series. I think Wayne Rainey the head of MotoAmerica worked with Dorna to this end. Will it work who knows. But it's obviously no where near what Spain does in their development program.


July 20, 2015 8:30 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘recovery’: Final 10% was the hardest

Realist I agree with your points about Rossi. Yes when he first started in the top class he was a bit full of himself but he did it in a playful way. I don't blame Rossi from going from Honda to Yamaha. As they were trying to make it that it was mainly the bike and he showed them it wasn't just the bike. Leaving Yamaha was due to getting less pay as they saw Jlo as the new #1. Rossi did make a mistake going to Ducati as you noted he under-estimated the task but as he noted that if he were younger he would have stayed to straighten that ship which I think he helped point them in the right direction. He did have a choice to go back to Honda but he decided to go back to where he had his most success which seems like the right choice. Many counted him out but I can tell that he was pushing hard (but not to extreme) on the Ducati and that his desire and skill were still there.

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