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Old 07-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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NH69 loses his Factory Ducati MGP ride for 2014

Where will he go now? WSB?

I hate to see him go but, Ducati just can't find a rider to suit its needs outside of Casey Stoner.

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I hate to see it too... he is just to good not to be riding somewhere next year.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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Rumor is that new owner Audi is really putting some heat on Ducati to get that on the podium. Wouldn't suprise me to see a LOT of changes.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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I like him. I have been hoping for awhile that he would step it up, and be a top 5 rider. It seems like he hasnt been riding up to his talent level for a while. Hope he finds a decent ride, soon.
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I like him. I have been hoping for awhile that he would step it up, and be a top 5 rider. It seems like he hasnt been riding up to his talent level for a while. Hope he finds a decent ride, soon.

He and Spies have the same issue: their riding style isn't conducive to these hyper-electronics, high-corner speed, massive lean angle GP bikes.

Spies won WSB on, well...a superbike

Hayden won GP when they were 1000cc bikes more akin to current superbikes
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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Nicky has already reported that he has a ride in WSB available. I'd bet we'll see him there.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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Ducati has really enjoyed Hayden's brand representation in the states. They will put him on the WSB panigale if at all possible so they won't lose a great representative to their largest market.
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If love to see him back on a Honda
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Nicky has already reported that he has a ride in WSB available. I'd bet we'll see him there.

And I'd imagine he'd be running up front in no-time too.
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I'd like to see him on Honda also,but they're firing on all cylinders.
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Possible Checa replacement?
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I wonder how much of a yearly pay difference is for him MGP vs. WSBK ?
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I wonder how much of a yearly pay difference is for him MGP vs. WSBK ?
I would be willing to bet that his sponsors pay the largest portion of his income.

He may or may not lose out on a move to WSBK, but at least he'll have a "Dream" job to go to.

I know for a fact that some of these sponsors pay well into the 6 digit income levels just for the racers to advertise their brands. The "teams" don't pay as well as sponsors do. I may or may not have a little insight on the subject, not that I know it all but!!! Just saying.
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Possible Checa replacement?
Checa is OLD, it's about time he exits the game in the name of age alone, just like Biaggi, it was time. It's very difficult for the 30somethings to keep up with the newer, younger and faster 20something generation of racers.

Look at Haga, after BS left WSBK to MGP, his game went straight downhill, faster than a speeding super bike
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I would be willing to bet that his sponsors pay the largest portion of his income.

He may or may not lose out on a move to WSBK, but at least he'll have a "Dream" job to go to.

I know for a fact that some of these sponsors pay well into the 6 digit income levels just for the racers to advertise their brands. The "teams" don't pay as well as sponsors do. I may or may not have a little insight on the subject, not that I know it all but!!! Just saying.
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Checa is OLD, it's about time he exits the game in the name of age alone, just like Biaggi, it was time. It's very difficult for the 30somethings to keep up with the newer, younger and faster 20something generation of racers.

Look at Haga, after BS left WSBK to MGP, his game went straight downhill, faster than a speeding super bike
Biaggi got his feelings hurt and left :p
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Biaggi got his feelings hurt and left :p
Biaggi always had hurt feelings, that's what happens when skirts race motorcycles. Once a di*k, always a di*k.
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Biaggi always had hurt feelings, that's what happens when skirts race motorcycles. Once a di*k, always a di*k.
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Checa is OLD, it's about time he exits the game in the name of age alone, just like Biaggi, it was time. It's very difficult for the 30somethings to keep up with the newer, younger and faster 20something generation of racers.

Look at Haga, after BS left WSBK to MGP, his game went straight downhill, faster than a speeding super bike
who's this BS you speak of??
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