Nicky Hayden
Aug 29

Ducati Deny Hayden’s Request for Carbon Fiber

Ducati Deny Hayden's Request for Carbon Fiber

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Ducati have rejected a dramatic request from American rider Nicky Hayden to bring the carbon fiber framed Desmosedici out of mothballs.

The request reflects the level of frustration as Ducati continue to spiral downwards as Japanese rivals Honda and Japan advance the rate of technical development.

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Aug 23

Ducati Warning: No More Friendly Fire

ASSEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 29:   Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Marlboro Team leads Nicky Hayden of USA and Ducati Marlboro Team during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Of Holland - Race at TT Circuit Assen on June 29, 2013 in Assen, Netherlands.

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management has moved quickly to diffuse tensions between factory riders and following their dramatic last corner collision in the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

In advance of this Sunday’s at Brno the Desmosedici teammates have been warned that Ducati does not want to see a repeat of the friendly fire.

The bump and grind on the final lap of last Sunday’s race at the Brickyard allowed Yamaha rider to sneak through into eighth place, dropping Hayden to ninth and Dovizioso 10th.

A similar incident occurred in the Dutch TT at in June.

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Aug 18

Rossi, Hayden Pull Off Stunning Last Lap Passes

Fan favorites and weren’t able to pull off a win at Indianapolis, but their last lap passes had everyone off their seats.

Rossi was pitted against and for fourth, and managed to blow past both riders coming out of the final turn.

American rider Nicky Hayden banged bars with his teammate , pushed him wide and was able to get by him coming down the home straight. The contact allowed to sneak by for eighth position, with Hayden besting his teammate for ninth.

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