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Matthew Birt  says:

Nicky Hayden backs Ducati’s 2013 strategy

American Nicky Hayden has backed Ducati’s signing of compatriot Ben Spies to add experience to the Bologna factory’s 2013 MotoGP line-up. Current factory Yamaha rider Spies will partner Italian rookie Andrea Iannone in the satellite Pramac Ducati squad after turning his back on the chance to make a quick return to World Superbikes next season. Spies and Iannone will ride factory-backed Desmosedici...

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

Two Americans two Italians on the same team very excited about 2013 I just hope the Ducati is competitive for next year be good I think Ducati could plot a surprise I could be right I could be wrong.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


very low by ducati but money talks.shame but its does, see rossi 2011/2012.

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Mar 09

Posts: 5416

Nostrodamus says:

Super all round nice guy

corporate Nicky reads from another Corse provided cue card.

He's an object study in how to under perform and retain a factory ride.

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Nov 11

Posts: 821

Firebird3 says:


It looks as though Audi have kicked some arse and it seems there is more urgency in Ducati's  development. I don't think it will be far away by the end of the season.

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Nov 07

Posts: 179

Mr.Number says:


Ben will be a good signing for Ducati and I think he will be suited to the bike, it needs a bit more of a heavy hand which stoner gave it, Bens style is that way also with his wide position. Interesting times ahead and I don't think Ducati a far away from getting things right.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3249

wosihound says:

Hayden is mint..

He beat Rossi, Stoner and Pedrosa to a World Championship in 2006 on a big bad 990..Respect.

He got a bum rap at Honda with them backing dainty Dani and Alberto Puig...haha, fat lot of good that's done them.

Seven years at HRC makes Pedrobot the longest serving, least succesful HRC rider in history and an object study in how to under perform and retain a factory ride.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

I think Ben will go well on the Ducati as well. He's a big lad and can muscle it and the Ducati, satelite or not, isn't slow. Its a win win for Ben really, if he doesn't perform its the bike. I also think the talent that is Lorenzo casts a long shadow at Yamaha and that Ben will thrive away from the continuous comparison with the fastest guy (bar Stoner) in MotoGP.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1982

thestig08 says:

Well thanks Nicky

Thats just as well as you have signed a contract with the pasta people,lets see how much you like it if he finds form ,Ducati are not the most loyal company ,You may remember they were on the verge of giving you the boot NH ,thats the company line what do you really think Nicky

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Mar 07

Posts: 276

Nicky is a top boy....

And a real asset to any team. Most see him as the second, forgotten about child, but as Wosi states, he's a World Champ and knows how to ride a bike. He is one of the only guys in the paddock who uses the minimal rider aids, using his feel and judgement on the throttle. Give him a competative bike, one he can get to grips with and he'll be a force to be reckoned with.

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Sep 12

Posts: 192

MandyRamola says:


Are you sure that wasn't Tady Okada?

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