Hayden excited to race at new venue

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

DRIVE M7 Aspar colleagues Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama will target positive results as Grand Prix racing returns to Argentina for the first time in 15 years.

Ahead of the forthcoming Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina, Hayden and Aoyama each chalked up more points in the last race at Circuit of the Americas with 11th and 12th place finishes respectively. Both riders overcame technical issues during practice to make progress throughout the weekend in Texas and finish off with a solid showing on race day.

The American former MotoGP™ World Champion and his Japanese teammate are learning more about the Honda RCV1000R with every passing week and the team aim to make that experience continue to show in their results.

“I am excited by the idea of racing at a new track,” states Hayden as he previews round three. “I always like going to new circuits and experiencing new things in a different country. We got to the same tracks every year so it is good to try something new.”

“We have to try and adapt quickly to the layout and get a feeling for the track as soon as we can. Our attitude towards the job will be the same as always, which is to keep learning about this bike and trying to get the most out of it. I am constantly getting to know the bike and the team more and more and that will help us continue to grow together.”

Aoyama, meanwhile, comments, “Even though we need to keep working hard to improve the performance of the bike the base we have established so far is pretty positive. We are getting clearer ideas every day and the more we learn about the bike the faster we can take it forward.”

“I honestly don't know anything about the track in Argentina, but from what people have told me it is a cool layout, although technically demanding. The positive thing is that it will be a new track for everybody so we all start from zero, everybody is in the same situation. Hopefully the characteristics of the track suit our bike and we can come away with a positive result.”

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