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Ducati teammate Casey Stoner (27) and Honda title-rival Dani Pedrosa (26) are two of the series' smallest riders. "Weight matters for aerodynamics, fuel consumption, braking" said Hayden. "Look at Pedrosa: His hands and feet are so small. I'd trade him right now—happily."

Supersport championship a couple times by a point or two. I relate well to guys who have been there and felt the bullets fly.

I'm going to miss Livio. He was a huge part of the team—a real workaholic. He wanted to make sure things were done right, but too much stuff got put on his plate. After a few years of that kind of effort, I think he was just worn out.

At the first test in Malaysia, something wasn't right with my arm. I couldn't do more than about four laps at a time; I didn't have strength to brake. I've had arm-pump surgery before, back when I raced in the AMA series, and, apparently, scar tissue had developed around the muscle.

Fifteen days before the second test in Malaysia, I flew to Spain and got cleaned up. My arm was in a sling up until two or three days before the test, but the doctor gave me the green light to ride. It's not like he was mending a bone; he just cut out scar tissue.

At the test, about every hour, I had to open the bandage to let the fluid that had built up in the wound drain out. We joked that I had a valve; I'd uncover it and the fluid would drip out. But I would be lying if I said it slowed me down. I've ridden with worse pain, that's for sure.

Malaysia is a special track; that's why we test there. It has so much of everything—a couple of bumpy corners, three or four hard-braking sections,

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