Nicky Hayden to Continue Riding for Ducati

Despite a favorable position on the starting grid, Nicky Hayden could only manage a sixth place finish at this weekend’s Indy MotoGP, sponsored by Progressive motorcycle insurance.  However, the 20 year old former-Honda rider had other news to report:  he has renewed his contract with Ducati for two more years.  This comes in the wake of the news that MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will also be moving to the Italian manufacturer’s team.  The two riders seem to have a history of good report both off-track and on. 

In other news, rookie American rider Ben Spies led the race for the first 7 laps, after which he fell behind Dani Pedrosa but still enjoyed a second place finish — his best this season.  For more information on today’s race at the Brickyard, click here