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Hayden unhappy with qualifying result

Hayden unhappy with qualifying result

Ducati factory man Nicky Hayden’s hard 2009 campaign so far did not get much better in qualifying at Catalunya, though there have been some good signs for him during the weekend.

The 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden explains how his day panned out at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya on Saturday.

Nicky Hayden - 13th

“Today we weren’t quite able to pick up where we left off yesterday but I went half a second quicker this morning – unfortunately it wasn’t enough to close the gap on the guys in front because they improved too. I shaved another couple of tenths off again this afternoon but on my last run I crashed in turn two and that was pretty much that. The position isn’t great but on the other hand with just a couple more tenths I’d have been a lot further up. I know I’m talking a lot of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ here and at the end of the day the position is what counts and we’re not high enough up. It’s just a shame that on the lap when I’m sure I would have found those extra couple of tenths the rear stepped out in turn one and when I flicked it over into turn two it put me down pretty good. I smacked my left wrist quite hard but I don’t think it’s a big issue and other than that I seem to be okay so we’re looking forward to trying for more tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Nicky Hayden, Ducati Marlboro Team

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