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Matthew Birt  says:

Nicky Hayden: Ducati in a big hole for Texas race

Nicky Hayden has conceded that Ducati will be in a ‘big hole’ when the inaugural Texas MotoGP race is staged at the spectacular Circuit of the Americas (COTA) next month.Ducati was the only factory team not to travel to the recent private test session at the new COTA track near Austin.Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez took part in...

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Feb 09

Posts: 135

N152er says:

Hands full

Seems to me that poor Nicky has not just a mountain to climb but needs to find a new ride befor it's all over. Best of luck with that.

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Nov 10

Posts: 26

agent55 says:

Gonna be ugly

Besides the obvious machine/set-up data disadvantages, the Texas round will be one in which two American riders (one FROM Texas no less!) will be riding Ducatis and looking very uncompetitive. Best to look away.

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Mar 09

Posts: 5153

Nostrodamus says:

Back to the future for good 'ol boy Nicky?

If Corse are feeling generous they might well offer Hayden a WSBK ride 2014. Or are they thinking Superstock?

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Oct 12

Posts: 99

Come to WSB.

Call it a day after this season Nicky and come and race in WSB,i would love to see him smoking that back tyre again on a Superbike. Whats the point of carrying on with that thing in Moto GP. Its just yet another total waste of talent.

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Jan 04

Posts: 285

R6nutter6 says:

Just for Texas??????

The whole season more likely!

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Jun 11

Posts: 557

ratchetman says:


Padded100 is right, Hayden still has a lot to offer and It would be good to see him in the WSB paddock. Alot of people say he is over the hill (didnt I hear that about Rossi) but to me an ex world champ doesnt become poor over night It would also be good to see Dovi and Spies in the WSB paddock next season. At least with WSB most of the riders have a chance of a podiom Plus the racing is better and its not nearly so political. The only fly in the ointment is Dorna taking over WSB They relize for excitement and close racing WSB is the premier class and if DORNA have their way WSB will become a second rate series with 2nd rate riders riding 2nd rate bikes

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Feb 12

Posts: 91


there is 3 yanks 2 of which are from texas and both ride ducrappies. edwards, haydon, spies.

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

Would love to hayden edwards spies and dovi in superbike

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Sep 10

Posts: 831

CBR11X says:

The multi-billion dollar VW umbrella group that owns Audi and hence Ducati, couldn't afford the $150 000 it would have taken to get the Ducati MotoGP team to the COTA test. What a joke!

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Sep 10

Posts: 831

CBR11X says:

I was quoting Gobmeier about the $150 000 (or maybe Euros). In any event, it would have been a good opportunity to get the gear ratios and some base settings sorted out. It could be that Audi don't give a rat's other than owning the name "Ducati".

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