It will be even harder since a good chunk of the former Ducati WSBK factory team is working for BMW and winning races.Sounds like Checa isn't all that thrilled with the Panigale's handling, and with its lack of success in BSB I wouldn't count on it winning races right off the bat. It took BMW what, 3 years to win a race? Granted Ducati has been around the block a couple times, but if these guys are having problems with lack of feel Ducati might be in for a rough trip with this frameless bike of theirs..
Yeah, well he ain't gona ride for Repsol Honda or Yamaha factory and Tech 3 has other plans, so it's not like there's too many options to choose from. The grid desperately needs more MotoGP bikes with factory support, so that there is greater competition and that the likes of Hayden etc won't have to quit cos there is no bikes to ride(CRT is crap and no decent rider should go with them).Add to that the fact that Hayden has proved he can consistently beat Rossi and I think his mailbox is going to be full of offers if Ducati lets him walk.
I dont think Hayden has ever been considered a whiner, by anyone really. Even at Honda, I believe they were devoting their time/energy on Pedrosa. Hayden has by all accounts been nothing but a great employee and PR hit for the Ducati team.Hayden is notorious for whining and complaining, not so much lately but with Honda?
It sounds like nobody has been requesting his services so far. Teams are now all about finding the next young talent, leaving the older riders to pick up the scraps.Add to that the fact that Hayden has proved he can consistently beat Rossi and I think his mailbox is going to be full of offers if Ducati lets him walk.
Any team that would pass up giving him any available slot that they have is absolutely goofy.