While the 2007 MotoGP season is just getting into stride, rumours about what’s going to happen in 2008 have already started doing the rounds. And chief among those is Nicky Hayden leaving Honda and moving to Ducati for the 2008 MotoGP season!
The Kentucky Kid was, apparently, seen dining with senior Ducati officials in a Bologna restaurant recently. While the ‘official reason’ for this has been quoted as Hayden wanting to order a Desmosedici RR for himself, the ‘real reason’ is said to be something else – Ducati may be looking at replacing Loris Capirossi, and Hayden might be the man who’ll replace the Italian.
While Loris Capirossi garnered some impressive wins for the Ducati MotoGP team in 2006, this year it’s Casey Stoner who’s charging ahead, and making Capirossi look… a bit old? Another rumour being floated is that Capirossi may move to the Kawasaki MotoGP team for 2008, replacing Olivier Jacque in the process. Not only that, there's a bigger surprise here - it's being said that Rizla Suzuki rider, John Hopkins has also been talking to Kawasaki and may move to the Kawasaki MotoGP team for 2008! Ah, well, all shall be revealed in the next few months… :-)Also see:
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