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Mar 10

MotoGP: New DRIVE M7 Aspar Team Lineup Completes Winter Testing

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Feb 25

MotoGP: DRIVE M7 Aspar Team Presents 2014 Project At Sepang

Drive M7 Aspar Team presents 2014 line-up at Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Here’s a look at the Drive M7 Aspar Team. (Photo: MotoGP)

The Aspar MotoGP team has unveiled its most international lineup yet at Sepang, with two former World Champions and new Malaysian energy drink DRIVE M7 on board as title sponsor.

With the second test session of the MotoGP preseason due to kick off on Wednesday in Malaysia, the DRIVE M7 Aspar Team took the opportunity to officially unveil its 2014 project at the home of its new title sponsor in a special ceremony.

Feb 11

MotoGP: HRC Boss Says RCV1000R Riders ‘Need More Time’

Scott Redding for the GO&FUN Honda Gresini team at the 2014 Valencia test. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Scott Redding gets on track for the GO&FUN Honda Gresini team at the 2014 Valencia test. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Those riding the Honda RCV1000R need more time to get to grips with the new machine. That is the opinion of Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC executive vice president, who shared his opinion on the situation at the end of last week’s Sepang test.

There are four Honda RCV1000R bikes (originally dubbed the ‘Production Racer’) in the field this season. Two are run by Drive M7 Aspar, with Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama at the helm, whereas others are piloted by GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Scott Redding and Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham.

Feb 7

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Says ‘Lack Of Power Is Demoralizing’

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden was somewhat outspoken following the third and final day of this week’s Sepang test, having finished proceedings in 13th position.

For 2014, the 2006 World Champion switches from Ducati Team to Drive M7 Aspar, riding the all-new Honda RCV1000R motorcycle. However, the American admitted to feeling rather dissatisfied on Thursday.

Feb 4

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Begins Sepang Testing With Honda

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team begins 2014 MotoGP testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team participates in MotoGP testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

For 2014, Nicky Hayden is one of four riders to be piloting the all-new Honda RCV1000R customer bike. The 2006 World Champion continued to adapt to the machine as the Sepang Official MotoGP test started on Tuesday.

American Hayden completed Day 1 in 17th position as he continued his apprenticeship with the Drive M7 Aspar team.