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Nicky Hayden has revealed he wants to use the new pneumatic-valve motor in his RC212v at Donington Park this weekend but it seems the decision is down to the suits not the riders.
But he also says that going into a race using brand-new parts is a big risk - but it's one he is prepared to take. “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," said the Kentucky Kid.
"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. The track itself is almost like two tracks. The first bit is awesome – you’ve got to be brave through Craner, you need some guts, because it’s pretty exciting down through there, I quite like it if the bike is working good.
"The last bit of the track is a lot of hard braking. No matter how good you hit the first part of the track, if you can’t get through the two little hairpins at the end of the lap it kills your lap times. The two sections are completely different so it’s a compromise with the set-up. What works through the first part can be a bit different to what works through the last part, so it’s not an easy track for the suspension guys and the chassis guys.”

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