The rumor mill is churning in European countries and today it appears as though Nicky Hayden will be on a Honda in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship with Aspar group owner Jorge Martinez changing his stance and opting not to utilize Aprilia energy next year.
As an alternative the group will make use of Honda’s new production MotoGP racer, reuniting Hayden with the brand name that got him to MotoGP in the beginning of his career and with who he won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006.
Just what supposedly changed Martinez’ was the announcement that Aprilia racing employer Gigi Dall’Igna was going to join Ducati. With Dall’Igna going, faith in Aprilia’s capability to compete at the top is being questioned.
Insider information from the Malaysian Grand Prix on the weekend was that the Aspar group was additionally thinking about making use of this year’s Ducati GP13.
Nothing was mentioned however on whom Hayden’s teammate will be. Aleix Espargaro, Eugene Laverty, Yonny Hernandez?
The staff is anticipated to make the Honda announcement this weekend in Australia.