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Nicky Hayden is excited to race in front of his fans as the only American rider on the grid in Texas, for his 200th MotoGP™ start.
The Grand Prix of Qatar saw some encouraging progress from the ASPAR Team although race night at Losail wasn't the success they had hoped for. Nicky Hayden is looking purely at the future, however, and even though this is not one of the American's favoured circuits he is looking forward to racing his new Honda in front of the home fans. The Aspar Team rider will have a new ally in Texas, as Power Electronics return to re-form the partnership that enjoyed such great success during 2012 and 2013.
“I love the facilities at COTA and I love the event but to be honest the layout of the track is not one of my favourites. There are a lot of corners where you need to get the bike stopped and I prefer tracks that flow more. Anyway, the asphalt is really impressive and the circuit itself is too, and overall I think they did a great job. We know where we're at right now, where we need to improve, which is mainly in the electronics. I am looking forward to getting there and racing in my home race, in front of my fans. We understood more about the chassis in Qatar so hopefully this weekend we can use that knowledge to fight for a better result.”
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