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Paddock Press: Oxley on Hayden´s 2008 season

Paddock Press: Oxley on Hayden´s 2008 season

2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden gets his most recent year of racing assessed by Mat Oxley.

Paddock veteran Mat Oxley is assigned the task of analysing Nicky Hayden´s final year onboard Honda machinery as Paddock Press focuses on former champions. The Briton sees 2008 as a difficult year for the 2006 titlist, although he gives credit for Hayden´s efforts.

`It´s been a tough old year for Nicky Hayden. This year has been even more difficult for him than 2007, mainly because he´s been developing a bike all year; he swapped bikes in the middle of the season, getting the pneumatic valve RCV212V and pretty much since then he's been developing the bike. That´s why you see that his results really started to come good in the last few races of the season,´ says Oxley.

`He´s a big fighter and I´m sure we all look forward to see how he goes next season on the Ducati.´

MotoGP, 2008, Nicky Hayden

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