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Hayden already preparing for 2008 campaign

Hayden already preparing for 2008 campaign

Ever the perfectionist, World Champion Nicky Hayden goes into the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky looking to continue making improvements to his Honda 800cc RC212V machinery and to his own riding technique, as he returns to action following the summer break.

Ever the perfectionist, World Champion Nicky Hayden goes into the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky looking to continue making improvements to his Honda 800cc RC212V machinery and to his own riding technique, as he returns to action following the summer break.

The Kentucky Kid's early season problems were well documented and after his upturn in form which brought consecutive podiums at Assen and Sachsenring, the American Repsol Honda rider's dreams of a hat-trick of home wins were dashed in the first lap at Laguna Seca.

However, Hayden is strong both physically and mentally and he is keen to focus on the positives of his current situation despite being in tenth place in the World Championship standings - preferring to take a long term view rather than worry about missed opportunities so far in 2007.

From the Brno paddock the 25 year-old told motogp.com: "The few weeks off have been nice and maybe it's been just what I needed. It's been a tough season so far, though we've had a few good results, a few podiums and things were looking good up until Laguna."

"I'm excited to be back here to start fresh, basically start a new season for me and see what we can do. We've still got seven races to go, it's a lot of racing so we'll see what happens. I think the team has found a few things and that's what we need to be doing these next seven races, keep making improvements. Not only the bike, myself too and we need to try and get prepared for next year as much as anything. I know I need to learn a few things and the team's got a few ideas so I'm excited."

For Hayden's exclusive video interview with motogp.com in full follow the link on the left.

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MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Nicky Hayden

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