Home round not going to plan so far for Hayden

Drive M7 aspar QP reaction at texas GP
Saturday, 12 April 2014

Having qualified down the order at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Nicky Hayden will be aiming to pull a good result out of the bag from row five to give the American fans something to cheer on Sunday.

Having qualified down the order at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Nicky Hayden will be aiming to pull a good result out of the bag from row five to give the American fans something to cheer on Sunday.

After struggling to break through the 2'06 barrier throughout free practice the DRIVE M7 Aspar rider found a full second in qualifying mode to set three laps in the 2'05s, the last of which proved to be his best of the weekend and enough to secure 14th place on the grid.

The American has struggled more than he expected at his home circuit but after making solid progress on Saturday afternoon he is hoping to find more pace in Warm Up ahead of the race.

“I honestly thought the flowing sections of this track would be easier than they have been today,” commented the Kentucky Kid. “I struggled through there last year and I thought it would be much more easy on the Honda but that hasn't really been the case and we have also had some electronic issues that have cost us valuable time.”

“It is a shame that our home GP isn't going to plan at the moment but looking on the bright side we improved by a full second in qualifying and we have to keep working hard in the Warm Up tomorrow to try and find a bit more. Hopefully we can do that and give the fans here a better show in the race.”

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