Nicky Hayden beim MotoGP Rennen in Donington Park mit pneumatischen Ventilen?

Während Dani Pedrosa bei Tests des neuen Motos mit pneumatisch betätigten Ventilen stürzte (er kann aber beim GP von England antreten), so wird Nicky Hayden genau diesen Motor wohl in Donington Park verwenden.

In der Pressemitteilung von Honda liest sich das so:

But reigning World Champion Casey Stoner won here in his title season and with points to claw back on Rossi and Pedrosa, the Aussie will be determined to set the pace early on and establish the sort of domination he managed in 2007. Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC212V), possibly powered by Honda’s new pneumatic-valve engine, will be out to stop him.

Und weiter:

Nicky has not yet recaptured the form that earned him the 2006 MotoGP crown, but the genial American has been greatly encouraged by the potential of the latest Honda engine unit and if factory engineers are satisfied with the engine, the Kentucky Kid could start Sunday’s 30-lap race with it.

Interessant ist auch, was Nicky zu dem Thema zu sagen hat:

I’m quite excited about Donington. I hope I’ll be able to use the pneumatic-valve engine but we’ll see what the decision is – we’ll go with what the team says. Going into a race weekend with new parts is never easy, so if we use the engine we’ll just try to learn as the weekend goes on and get it dialled in. The weather can be a big issue at Donington – it can do anything.

Neben diesen Informationen macht vor allem folgendes Zitat aus der Pressemitteilung Spaß:

This is looking like a long, hard season for riders and a riveting year for the fans.

In diesem Sinne: Schöne, schnelle & möglichst stuzfreie Saison!

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