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Tyre problem forces Hayden out of the running in Germany

Tyre problem forces Hayden out of the running in Germany

Nicky Hayden was once again on the receiving end of some bad luck in Sachsenring, experiencing difficulty with his rear tyre.

A bad rear tyre choice forced Nicky Hayden into the garage and ended his chances of a podium finish, but the 2006 World Champion didn´t give up the ghost and managed to pick up three points for his persistence.

Nicky Hayden – Thirteenth

`Today was a bit of a disaster, really. All weekend in the dry we had been going okay but conditions changed a lot for the race. I was actually glad it was raining because the bike has been working good in the rain recently, but the race turned into a disaster. The tyre choice wasn´t good and something also didn´t look right on the electronics, seems like it was a combination of problems. We came in and changed the rear tyre to a slightly different compound. Things were a lot better when I went out but I was right in the middle of everybody and I didn´t want to get in the way of people racing. We got a few points. Now it´s Laguna next weekend, so we´ll just keep pushing and hope to catch a break somewhere along the way.´

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Nicky Hayden, Repsol Honda Team

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