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Hayden: “We expected a better race”

Hayden: “We expected a better race”

Another race without point Hayden, his fourth in a row, as he fights back from second last.

Sachsenring’s tight Turn One always produces drama with riders able to make aggressive moves and rapidly gain positions. Sadly for Nicky Hayden (Aspar MotoGP Team) he was on the receiving end of the aggressive moves, forcing him wide into the tight right-hander and pushing him down to second last. The American had a tough race from that point, attempting to battle through the pack while grip dropped continually.

The lack of grip was so severe that Hayden’s aim went from catching the group to simply being able to finish the race. The Sachsenring is Hayden’s best track in MotoGP, having claimed four podiums there during his racing career. Expecting more from the weekend, Hayden leaves with a bitter taste in his mouth, disappointed with the weekend as a whole. He now sits 21st in the World Championship, 11 points behind the leading Open Class rider.

Nicky Hayden: “We set a decent pace in the Warm Up this morning so we expected a better race. I made a pretty decent start but I wasn't aggressive enough in the first turn and I got pushed wide. I came back on track second last. I had a good feeling over the first couple of laps and made up a few positions. I got with Barberá and thought we could catch the group ahead of us but as the laps went by I lost grip on the rear, Barberá escaped and I spent the rest of the race on my own. I lost so much grip that I just had to concentrate on making the finish. It is a shame to finish the weekend like this because the team have done a good job here. I am not happy with the result and I was expecting much more from this Grand Prix.”

MotoGP, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, RAC, Nicky Hayden, Aspar MotoGP Team

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