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Old 02-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Nicky Hayden aiming to reclaim MotoGP title in 2008

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After a tough year wearing No. 1, Nicky Hayden is ready to fight again for the title in the top category.

The American rider is the one who has done the most laps this 2008 pre-season in order to lift the Repsol Honda Team to the highest ranks in MotoGP.

Nicky Hayden is not one to back down when faced with difficulties, and after constant work, is looking forward to the first event: the official MotoGP tests, already labelled by experts as the "Grand Prix Zero".

Here he talks from the launch of the 2008 Repsol Honda MotoGP motorcycle.

What are your feelings about the 2008 bike/tyres setup? What are the most prominent features of the new bike?

"I think that the big advantage of the new bike is the additional revs of the engine. On circuit, the extra speed is great, though for the time being the bike's too sluggish, so the HRC engine specialists still have work to do before the start of the new season.

“More speed doesn't always necessarily mean better lap times, but during a race it's a great advantage when overtaking other riders. Everyone is working hard and Honda is looking forward to winning the title again.

“Running the first race of the year during the night is going to be fantastic for the riders, the fans, and everyone else involved. I'm looking forward to the big day."

Can you tell us about your first training sessions in 2008? How is work on the new engine going?

"I like what I've seen until now and we are working on development of the engine. I hope that when the time comes to take places on the grid at the Qatar GP everything is ready.

“I'm looking forward to seeing what Honda has done for us."

You are working on development of the pneumatic-valve engine: do you think it will be ready for the first race?
"I'm not sure that it will be perfect for the first race, but I think Honda will supply us with a competitive machine that will be ready.

“Qatar has a very long straight and you need a good engine, with a lot of horsepower."

Do you think Michelin has taken a step forward in comparison to last year?

"Yes, Michelin has progressed a lot. What's more, the wet tyres I used in Phillip Island were incredible, though we won't know the truth until the first race.

MotoGP was never easy, but I trust in Michelin."

Do you feel under less pressure this year? How do you plan to face this season?

"I feel the same as regards to pressure, because this year I want to give it my best and make my team and fans proud.

“It's not an easy game, but we have a great team and a great bike. It's an honour to be in the Repsol Honda Team and I won't take this chance lightly.

“My intention is to improve this year, and I'm going to make it happen."

What are your expectations for this 2008 season?
"My aim this year is simple: to win the title. I know that after the last season it may seem madness, but I think that when you achieve something once, you can do it again.

“We'll soon find out; it's not long before the season starts. I can't wait."
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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BOTTOM LINE: AINT gonna happen little nicky!
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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BOTTOM LINE: AINT gonna happen little nicky!
So who you guys got for the top spot ???
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So who you guys got for the top spot ???
thats a tuff but Rossi is on some bad tires this year.. Stoner will def. be at the head of the class with rossi close behind, we have some new talent coming in this year but they won't be in contention b/c they are too new to the bikes. I hope to see rossi back on top but it's gonna be a tough call.
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thats a tuff but Rossi is on some bad tires this year.. Stoner will def. be at the head of the class with rossi close behind, we have some new talent coming in this year but they won't be in contention b/c they are too new to the bikes. I hope to see rossi back on top but it's gonna be a tough call.
Good call

My money is on Rossi for the tittle though
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my money is on pedrosa.....although he loves eating pavement....i think he may give that past-time up for the title this year.
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Ill stand by Nicky again this year, home team FTW.(USA and HONDA) lol
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I'd like to see Rossi win one more championship before he retires.
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i agree.........gotta go with nicky................. home team
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I gotta go with Nicky too! I think Rossi and Pedrossa probably have a better chance but if Nicky were to win how sweet it would be.
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1. Rossi
2. Stoner
3.Nicky
4.Hopper
5.Pedrosa
6.Edwards
7.Toesland
8.Past there I don't care

When do the Motomunkey opening round picks happen?
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1. Rossi
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8.Past there I don't care

When do the Motomunkey opening round picks happen?

Soon. I'll post up a thread when it's ready.
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no way nicky has a chance this year I think marco mlandri is gonna step up this year, my prediction is a fight between stoner,rossi,mlandri all season.And nicky will be trying to stay in the top 10!
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no way nicky has a chance this year I think marco mlandri is gonna step up this year, my prediction is a fight between stoner,rossi,mlandri all season.And nicky will be trying to stay in the top 10!

Top 10? Ouch!
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BOTTOM LINE: AINT gonna happen little nicky!
lol, aren't they all 'aiming' to do the same?
So far to me he looked like a one shot wonder. We will see what happens.
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