We have no miracle plan, says Hayden
31 March 2011 – Nicky Hayden admits that Ducati is attempting to make gradual progress as opposed to any dramatic changes at present. The American now heads to Jerez, where he has never won, after finishing a disappointing ninth at Losail just under two weeks ago.
“Jerez is a really unique race with a great track,” the 2006 World Champion began. “It’s one of the highlights of the whole season and, because it’s the first European race, in some ways it almost feels like it’s the first race of the year all over again.
“It’s a track I’ve enjoyed in the past and I definitely enjoy racing there. Round 1 in Qatar obviously didn’t go how we’d hoped, pretty much from the start of the weekend, so we need to just try and learn from that and go into Jerez and hopefully come out a lot stronger on Friday.
“We’ll just go back at ’em - that’s all I really know how to do. Hopefully we can get up closer to the sharp end and have a bit of fun. Jerez can be a really fund weekend if you’re in the mix. We don’t really have any miracle game plan or anything crazy. We’ll just go in there and try and get a good result.”