Originally Posted by swimmer
+1. Especially if he fares as well vs. Dovi as he did vs. Rossi. I.e. usually out-qualifying and most often better in the races. He will have shown his worth to someone with a better bike. And with 3 US rounds that can't hurt while the other US riders aren't impressing.
I heard Hayden was offered a 2 year deal but only wanted one. You're right, Rossi's running up front (so far) on a better bike, so why wouldn't Hayden.