ASPAR Team rider Nicky Hayden is excited to race in front of his fans as the only American rider on the grid when MotoGp heads to Texas and the Circuit of the Americas this weekend.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly true when it comes to the Circuit of the Americas. The gigantic facility boasts the longest straight on the MotoGP world Championship calendar at 1.2km, which culminates with a breathtaking climb into a blind first turn.
The Grand Prix of Qatar saw some encouraging progress from the ASPAR Team although race night at Losail wasn't the success they had hoped for. Both Nicky Hayden and Eugene Laverty are looking purely at the future, however, and even though this is not one of the American's favoured circuits he is looking forward to racing his new Honda in front of the home fans.
‰ÛÏI love the facilities at COTA and I love the event but to be honest the layout of the track is not one of my favourites." Hayden admitted. "There are a lot of corners where you need to get the bike stopped and I prefer tracks that flow more.
"Anyway, the asphalt is really impressive and the circuit itself is too, and overall I think they did a great job. We know where we're at right now, where we need to improve, which is mainly in the electronics. We understood more about the chassis in Qatar so hopefully this weekend we can use that knowledge to fight for a better result.‰Û