It’s now or never, says Hayden
27 October 2010 – Ducati Marlboro Team rider Nicky Hayden has said he will be looking to try and finish the season in a ‘positive way’ this weekend in Portugal, scene of the penultimate round in this year’s MotoGP World Championship.
Hayden has only had one podium in 2010 and with just two races left - this Sunday’s event at Estoril and the one seven days later in Valencia – he doesn’t have many opportunities left to try and get another top-three result.
“The end of the season is on the horizon but we have two races left to do well in so it's now or never as far as this season is concerned,” he said.
“Estoril is pretty normal, there's nothing really special about the track apart from a very fast section onto the back straight and then towards the end of the lap there's a chicane which I think is the slowest in MotoGP. The track is very tight, which makes it demanding, and given that the circuit is close to the ocean, like Phillip Island, you usually get wind and changeable weather.
“In any case we are ready for any conditions and looking to finish the season in a positive way."