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By Andria Yu, USA TODAY

INDIANAPOLIS – Hayden returns to his de facto track, Indianapolis Motor this weekend in the MotoGP Championship with hopes of the podium finish he scored in 2009.

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The Ky. native is tied for sixth in the standings (with 84 points) for the Marlboro Team. He answered from USA TODAY Sports on in advance of Sunday’s Red Bull GP (2 p.m. ET, Speed):

Q: How has your break been?

A: Being with your friends and is exactly how I want to spend it. I as much traveling as I’ve and places I’ve been Christmas, home sounds as good as it gets.

Even it was two weeks off from racing, it a two-week vacation. Certainly did my of training and riding and thinking things to, you know, hopefully this season off strong.

Q: How would you rate your so far?

A: I would say about a C, average, not as good as we had hoped. To a couple of sixth places, I like our potential has been than that. So I’m forward to this second of the season to move up and certainly weekend at Indy is the start of it.

comes in here hungry and but I hope — I’m gonna be disappointed Sunday night if I here without my best of the year.

Q: What do you think of the track?

A: I like the track. I tracks that go left. the oval is pretty unique to such a famous track. I elevation changes, so this is pretty flat compared to of them.

But since they it it’s gotten a lot better and I this year — last the track was a little bit too new, too and this should be the best ever seen the track.

Q: Do you feel a boost racing in the

A: I do feel a boost. I mean, I it doesn’t really make you go any faster. People think, you gotta go faster.’ It’s not this is a track I have any experience on than the rest (of the We’ve all been here the amount of time.

But it is nice to be at to have your friends and around and being, you know, you feel a little bit maybe comfortable so hopefully it can give me a edge.

Q: What type of do you do to prepare for racing?

A: I have a and I follow a really strict Racing these bikes at level is not easy. Even on the normal street can be tiring, but you 250-plus horsepower and getting they (the bikes) to go straight easy, but to go around the and get the last couple of tenths can be physical and it’s easy to mistakes.

Q: Which muscles get worked a

A: A lot in your legs. People realize a lot more in your weighting the pegs to change to counter-steer. And probably more forearms and cardio, just the And mentally, it’s really to be sharp and not make mistakes, marker or anything else it hurts.

There’s not much for error when you’re at lap pace.

Q: How do you train?

A: Well I the motorcycle a lot. I mean probably the best training you can’t always do that. … But a lot of a lot of, ah, a lot of running, a lot of anything cardio, and then of course some but not crazy body-builder where you to put on too much weight. … A lot of core, a lot of

Q: Do you do any street riding?

A: A little I do. I have a Ducati 848, my signature bike. And I have a I ride a bit, so I have all of motorcycles. I ride everything.

some of my buddies have talking about all getting

Q: Would you get a cruiser, and what

A: Yeah, I would. They’re (My actually, right now, you they wanna work, them themselves and stuff, and one of already did it. I think I’d get one of the Ducatis, the Diavel.

But I probably wouldn’t want to it out too much.

Q: Why hasn’t motorcycle caught on bigger in America?

A: a good question. … There’s a lot of here in America, but not enough, I On TV, MotoGP doesn’t always across best. It’s they need to come see in and really feel it and really it to understand what it’s all (And for TV) we race so early the time zones, we’re not racing in good hours for so it makes it tough.

Q: You’ve your contract with for another year. Do you have any about next season

A: At the moment, not really — thinking this season. But of course a lot of changes going on in Ducati, Audi coming in as a new ownership. uh, it’s an exciting time. … happy to be a part of it, and I certainly next year has to be my best on Ducati.

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Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition
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Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition
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