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Hayden: “I'm not happy with the result”

Hayden: “I'm not happy with the result”

A disappointing end to Hayden’s home GP saw him just miss out on points in Sunday’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

It was a tough weekend for Nicky Hayden and his Aspar MotoGP Team, a lack of confidence in bike set up resulting in a disappointing 20th in Qualifying. A change in setting during morning Warm Up gave the Kentucky Kid an added boost for the race, but the going was still tough. Tight opening laps forced Hayden out of his rhythm, limiting his early progress.

Once the field spread out Hayden was able to make steady progress to eventually finish in 16th, just outside the points. Hayden did take solace in his overall race pace and his close fight with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) who finished as the top Open bike. With 8 championship point Hayden sits 21st in the MotoGP™ standings, one ahead of rookie teammate Eugene Laverty.

Nicky Hayden: “We knew that today was going to be a tough race, but despite everything I got a pretty decent start. With the chaos of the first laps I wasn’t able to ride with the pace we wanted, but at the end of the race I finished quite satisfied with our pace. I was able to ride at 1’34 pace towards the end of the race. The team has greatly improved the bike today, compared with the rest of the weekend. I'm not happy with the result, but we did not give up and we have tried to fight all the way through. It would have been good to beat Barbera at the end, I got in front of him at times, but he fought back getting Di Meglio in between us. I got a few meters on him here and there, but in the end he was faster than me."

MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Nicky Hayden, Aspar MotoGP Team

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