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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati keen to see Nicky Hayden in WSB

Ducati doesn’t want to cut axed MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden completely off its payroll in 2014 and will try and tempt the American to ride a Panigale in World Superbikes. The 2006 world champion has not had his factory MotoGP contract renewed for a sixth season, but there is still serious interest in his services with a range of WSB and...

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Nicky

Ducati doesn’t want to cut axed MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden completely off its payroll in 2014 and will try and tempt the American to ride a Panigale in World Superbikes. No shit? IF I was NIcky I'd tell em where to shove it , riding that pile of crap around to 8th place is no incentive to Hayden ,

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

To be fair Richard

 the panigallywhatchymicallit is running second in superstock 1000 championship so it just needs a bit more of the rules bent for it and it will be right up there in fifth.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

I wouldn't put it exactly like that Richard but I do believe that Ducati's double-era of WSB domination is now over and Hayden deserves a better ride. Having said that he's not unfamiliar with big V Twins having been the youngest rider to win the AMA championship in 2002 on a Honda VTR 1000.(memory-bite but unchecked).

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DJSP2ROCKS

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DJSP2ROCKS says:

 Ironically on the bike Honda built to topple beat Ducati at their own game! 

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Chish2

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Chish2 says:

OK here is my take.

Hayden is a class rider but was poorly treated by Honda after winning them a World Championship. Just look back at how quickly they dumped Hayden and yet have stuck to Pedrosa who has delivered squat. So he went to Ducati which was a very fast bike but before he adjusted to it he was overshadowed by Stoner. Its a hard reality that if a factory team find someone who delivers they get behind him and so Hayden had to ride Stoner's bike. That he stuck with that animal of a bike is either heroic or a masterstroke in financial management. Choose as you will.

The Yamaha option is out. Honda is out (although they want to bring Rea in MotoGP) and who knows what the hell is going on with Pramac and other satellite teams.

So for 2014: Rea to Paul Bird in MotoGP on a customer spec RC213V in 2014 with a factory spec in 2015.

Laverty to stay with Paul Bird on a specially Honda engined PBM chassis CRT.

Hayden to WSB on a factory Honda with PATA. Remember he won AMA on a Honda.

Redding to MotoGP somewhere on a customer RC213V especially if he wins Moto2 world Championship. (Eat that Espargaro).

Ben Spies will be quietly pensioned off. After being given so much by Yamaha (you really don't believe the bikes he had in WSB and at Tech3 were the same as Toseland's do you?) he failed to deliver. And has failed since. Spies entry into MotoGP was a forerunner of how Espargaro is coming in now. Same result?

Marquez will either have a huge crash and be out for a long time or win the Chamionship first time out. He deserves it.

Pedrosa will fail again this year but Honda will take the Repsol Euros and keep him.

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Chish2

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Chish2 says:

Not sure where the '&nbsp' and others came from ..apologies.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

After the way Hayden was pushed out of Ducati do you really think he would really want to ride for them again I would think not.IMO he should tell them get lost.

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jewels

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jewels says:

bored

ears my take who gives a shit

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

why swap one crap ducati for another

better to stay in MotoGP on a bike with one of the Yamaha M1 engines

@yamahaGYTR

he wasn't really pushed out he has had 5 years on it and they just let him go.

now if he had another year on contract and they let him go that would be pushed out .

@Chish2

how can being with Honda from 2003–2008 be quickly dumped lol

he had 2 years on the bike after he won the title in 06 and just didn't do a great deal just like he has been at ducati.

he has become a journey man

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yzrm1

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yzrm1 says:

Hayden is smart enough

to leave ducati and start a new chapter else were

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