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Matthew Birt  says:

Nicky Hayden told no factory Ducati ride in 2014

Nicky Hayden will not be offered a new factory Ducati contract for 2014. The universally popular American was told by Ducati during last weekend’s German MotoGP round at the Sachsenring’s of the Bologna factory’s plan not to offer him a new deal to keep on a Desmosedici for a sixth season. Ducati though don’t want to lose the experienced 31-year-old and will...

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aintnothin

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aintnothin says:

huggydave

Well said.  Factory rides are nice but let's face it, it's not a package that can win, and doubtful it will be next year either.

Hell, put Nicky on a Gresini or T3 for year and see how he does.  The only reason someone would want to take Nicky's spot next year would be for the money, they're not going to win anything.

 

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pugsley0703

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pugsley0703 says:

ducati seat

It's a shame to see Nicky go but hopefully he'll be happier in WSB, the Ducati has been a nightmare for him. Ducati don't seem to want to listen to their riders. So many times they have been told that things aren't working but they ignore the riders and carry on with their own agenda. Cal hasn't got a Tech 3 ride next year as Pol Espargaro has already been signed, so as things stand he'll be out too. He has got the talent to ride a factory bike, he's been beating factory riders on a satellite bike all year but he won't get the Ducati, they've already got others lined up so that will be two riders out unless something drastic happens. It's becoming a Spanish race series which is a shame. It would be great if Marc VDS could afford to go to GP and have Scott and Cal as their team but that won't happen either.

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

Time to move on

Nicky time is up - he's not winning another title and Ducati is on a train to nowhere in MotoGP anyway. Nicky should set his sights on being the first person to win the MotoGP and WSBK championship. But by the looks of it, the Ducati Panigale won't help him do that! lol

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Revilo612

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Revilo612 says:

Shame for Nicky

Despite Dovi being ahead in the championship, to me Hayden still seems to be riding better and faster, but obviously Ducati are going to favour the Italian rider over an American rider, no matter how hard he has worked for the team during his time there. Even though Hayden obviously wants to stay in GP, I feel it would be more enjoyable for him if he went to SBK, because that Ducati just isn't working, I don't even think Stoner would be able to get near the leaders on that thing.

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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

Another one of benny's ID's bites the dust. LMFAO!!!

The pimpled king of the brake-check took the big pay-check. Why shouldn't Cal? I thought Benny would enjoy the prospect of seeing his BF humiliate Cal on equal machinery?

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Why stop regression at the CF concept?

Ducati must still have a couple of old pipe framed bikes in mothballs?

Get Bridgestone to build 'em some special tyres, re-instate Preziosi and with Casey back in the saddle..Bobs Gran's your Uncle?

 

Nicky's only 31, has been on a factory bike in GP for 10 years and must have a few quid stashed. He don't need the money.

Riding a Panigale after being demoted is going from the frying pan into the fire. Ditch the Bologna Bozo's altogether I reckon..

Love to see him on a GSXR alongside Camier in WSB and do double duty testing Suzuki's GP bike..getting ready for a 2015 return to GP.

Get Leon on the GP bike too..they're both better and hungrier than DePuniet..who seems to have lost it since he got married?..can't really blame him for having his focus elsewhere though.

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aintnothin

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aintnothin says:

Wosi

"Love to see him on a GSXR alongside Camier in WSB and do double duty testing Suzuki's GP bike..getting ready for a 2015 return to GP."

I like that idea...

 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Yeah..win win for Suzuki and Hayden. I reckon he still has plenty to offer.

They get an experienced factory development rider who's up to speed and exposure to The States, which may even see them re-open their bike business.

Get him at Suzuka too..he'll work his socks off for them.

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gixanator

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gixanator says:

Wosi, what about Nicky on the new fireblade in WSB, MotoGP inspired bike should be perfect if Nicky can get used to the "looser" handling compared to the Duke?

 

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bruncvik

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bruncvik says:

BMW and Kawasaki..

are also reported to be options for Nicky, so maybe one proposal is that he partners Sofuoglu in the new Mahi Kawaski SBK team. 


Bit of a steep pay cut after a Ducati MotoGP ride though? Maybe he'll take the Panigale ride for the $$$s.

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