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Hayden: “This is one of the biggest rounds of the season”

Hayden: “This is one of the biggest rounds of the season”

Nicky Hayden is looking forward to the Italian GP after taking the Open class victory at Le Mans.

The American is doubly determined to perform this weekend after missing this round last year with a hand injury, and after finding some set-up improvements in France two weeks ago his goal is to make further progress and stay in the chase for Open class wins.

Nicky Hayden:
“I always look forward to spending time in Italy and in my opinion this is one of the biggest rounds of the season. Mugello is incredible, in terms of the circuit layout and the atmosphere. It has one main straight and a lot of flowing corners, some faster than others but a lot in second gear. That makes it important to find a good set-up that gets you through the fast direction changes and the different kinds of corners that Mugello has. I missed racing in Italy last year because of the hand injury so I am doubly motivated and looking forward to getting started this Friday. There is always a magical atmosphere at this race but I think with Valentino leading the championship and the Ducatis in great form it will be a special weekend. My feeling with the bike finally started to come good at Le Mans so hopefully we can keep it up at Mugello. We need to be fully focused on making a strong start on Friday.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Nicky Hayden, Aspar MotoGP Team

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