2013 MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Says Goodbye to Ducati
The Texas rider, now in his 10th year in MotoGP had a very good debut with the Italian manufacturer, but the recent yeas have been quite fruitless, especially as Ducati's machinery we definitely not on par with the rest of the factory bikes.
A world champion in 2006 with Repsol Honda, Hayden has worn the Ducati livery since 2009, but it looks like things have come to an end: "I’m not coming back to Ducati in MotoGP next year. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do. I’ve got some options that are interesting," the American said.
Hayden is also rumored to race in World Superbike as of 2014, but nobody is 100% sure it will be with Ducati. Nicky is regarded as an unofficial Ducati ambassador in the US, but paddock winds whisper that BMW and Kawasaki would like to have him on their WSBK machinery next year.
So far Ducati has confirmed Andrea Dovizioso as a factory rider for the next season, but who will sit on the other bike is one of the key questions for this summer's break.
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