Looming Bombshell: Nick Hayden Signed With Yamaha MotoGP To Replace Max Biaggi?
Nick Hayden To Yamaha GP?
replaces biaggi in four-stroke gp
by dean adams
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
By the looks of things, it is growing ever more unlikely by the day that Nick Hayden will re-sign with American Honda to race AMA Superbike in 2003.
Hayden was known to be under a deadline by Honda to sign his current contract, one that sources say ended ten days ago (but may have been extended). Sources in the negotiations say that Hayden's choices of rides for 2003 had come down to Honda and Yamaha GP.
Several sources in and around American Honda said yesterday that all looked lost in terms of re-signing Hayden (no other way to look at it than AmHon went the full nine yards to appease and sign Hayden) and that they had "lost him to Yamaha MotoGP".
A call to Hayden's manager this AM to obtain comment was unsuccessful. It seems his management team has made a quick trip to Europe. Hmmmm.