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MotoGP » Hayden: Puig runs Repsol Honda.
Departing Repsol Honda rider Nicky Hayden
has responded to the recent claims made by team-mate Dani Pedrosa
's manager Alberto Puig.
During a scathing attack on the official MotoGP
website, Puig stated that the 2006 world champion used to 'copy' Pedrosa's settings - prior to the Spaniard's tyre change - because he can't set-up a bike himself, was never a rival to Pedrosa and is a 'hypocrite' for claiming that he doesn't have a problem with Dani after their 2006 Portuguese GP clash.
Puig's words came shortly after comments from Hayden in a Spanish 'paper, in which the #69 claimed that Puig runs Repsol Honda.
Speaking on the eve of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, Hayden was asked about Puig's comments - and also what he himself had said in the Spanish interview.
"I don't want to go back into having a cat and fight with words, back and forth with this guy and defend everything he said [about me]," smiled the 2009 Ducati Marlboro rider, before standing by his assertion that Puig controls Repsol Honda.
"I'm not even sure what I said once it got translated [into Spanish]. I think I said something just about the fact that Puig basically runs our team, runs HRC at the moment. I really believe that.
"I do think Yamano has done a great job as a team manager - and that guy is in a tough, tough spot! I know he's got a lot of heat coming at him from all directions!
"That's basically what I said... I need to quit being a hypocrite I guess!" he joked, referring to one of Puig's claims.
Nevertheless, Hayden admitted he was angry at Puig's comments that he had copied Pedrosa's set-up prior to the garage split.
Hayden has used the pneumatic-valve engine from round eight at Donington
Park, while Pedrosa remained on the valve-spring design until Indianapolis (round 14).
"The stuff he said about sharing data is a joke and that's why I'm mad," said Hayden. "I haven't seen Pedrosa's data for a long time. The truth is he sees everybody's data. Let's be clear about that. If it's me fastest or Dovizioso fastest, he sees everything."
In the three races since the Repsol pits were (officially) divided, Nicky has claimed two podiums from three races and outscored Pedrosa by 23 points.
"It's been quite fun the last few weeks, not great results, but to be competitive - being on the front row and getting a couple of podiums," said Hayden of his recent form. "Waking up in the morning and really feeling that you have a legitimate chance to really do something, it just feels good.
"Also, you get a lot of support. A lot of people come up to you from other teams congratulating you - they don't have to do that. It makes a guy feel pretty good. Now I want two good weekends. They don't just give podiums away; you've got to earn them."
Despite the bitter atmosphere in the Repsol Honda pits, Hayden confessed that he will miss the team.
"I've been with this team and with these guys six years. I don't want to be to soft or anything, but it's also a bit emotional," he said. "Those are the guys who brought me to Europe. It's time to move on but I'm certainly grateful to the team and all the guys there."
Looking to the future, Hayden will get his first ride on next year's Desmosedici GP9 immediately after the season-ending Valencian Grand Prix, on October 26.
"I'm looking forward to it a lot. As it gets closer I get a little more nervous. I'm excited about the opportunity I've got. I'm looking forward to getting on that bike and working with that team," he said.
The 800cc Desmosedici has been a devastatingly effective weapon in the hands of 2007 world champion Casey Stoner
, but has stubbornly refused to consistently unleash its speed for every other rider.
Of the 16 wins, 31 podiums and 13 poles takes by the Desmosedici since the start of 2007, all but 1 win and 7 podiums have been achieved by Stoner - and Hayden believes it won't take long to find out if the machine will suit him.