Nicky Hayden also got an opportunity to test next year’s Ducati GP 12 the Motogp bike. He too came back with a big smile and thanked the Ducati team for giving an opportunity to test the bike after Rossi did. It is believed that Hayden has a contract with Ducati only till the end of this season. So by giving him an opportunity to test, has Ducati silently committed itself to Hayden for another season at least? Now that remains to be seen. It is well known that Hayden is not likely to find another factory bike so he would probably want to stay on. Also riders are probably not falling over each other to get the Ducati factory ride considering the fact that the bikes from this factory could so far be ridden to victory only by Casey Stoner.