Nicky Hayden to Yamaha in 2005?

According to AMASuperbike.com, rumor is that current Reposol-HRC rider, Nicky Hayden, will ride alongside his ex-teammate in 2005, this time under the Yamaha tent. Hayden and current world champion, Valentino Rossi, were teammates while Rossi rode...

According to AMASuperbike.com, rumor is that current Reposol-HRC rider, Nicky Hayden, will ride alongside his ex-teammate in 2005, this time under the Yamaha tent. Hayden and current world champion, Valentino Rossi, were teammates while Rossi rode for Honda in 2003 and the two became good friends. This year, Rossi left to Yamaha and if the rumor is true, Hayden may be doing the same in 2005.

Hayden’s contract with HRC will end this year, and unless the American re-signs with Honda, his best bet for a competitive ride will be at Yamaha. Not long ago, MCN interviewed Jeremy Burgess, Rossi’s crew chief. In this interview Burgess said that if HRC did not renew Hayden’s contract, Yamaha could always find room for the young MotoGP star.

Time will tell, but the silly-season is just beginning.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Valentino Rossi