HAYDEN FASTEST HONDA RIDER

MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden ended the MotoGP test at Sepang as the fastest Honda rider over the three-day session. The American has always worked hard in testing and today was no different Nicky put in 70-laps of the 5.548 km track in dry conditions and ventured out for another 17-laps when the expected late afternoon rain storm arrived. Hayden tested various alternative chassis and … [Read more...]

HAYDEN’S WORLD CUP SHOWDOWN IN GERMANY

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The football may be over but Championship leader American Nicky Hayden faces his own World Championship showdown in the betandwin.com German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring on Sunday. The Repsol Honda rider saw his Championship lead slashed to 26 points after he finished seventh in the Gas British Grand Prix two weeks ago and knows he must return to the podium at the next two grands prix in … [Read more...]

ASSEN: HAYDEN WINS AFTER FINAL TURN

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Nicky Hayden has won the Dutch TT at Assen after he and fellow American Colin Edwards went into the last turn side-by-side - and both went off the track. Edwards, chasing his first ever MotoGP victory, had led almost the entire race - converting his third on the grid into first at turn one, then holding command until the penultimate lap. At that point Hayden - who had worked his way into … [Read more...]

Hayden hits Holland hungry for vital victory

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World Championship leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) (4th 2005) arrives at Assen for Saturday’s race with a 20-point advantage over second-placed Loris Capirossi (Ducati). The super-consistent American, who has now scored 10 podium finishes in the last 11 races, knows that a win at this stage of the season would heap pressure on his rivals as the halfway stage of the season … [Read more...]

HAYDEN TAKES LEAD AT CRASH STREWN CATALUNYA

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In perfect conditions, before a crowd of 107,000 sun-baked race fans, the seventh race of this year’s MotoGP World Championship unfolded in dramatic fashion. A first turn six-bike pile-up from the start resulted in a restarted race, which was won by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), with Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) second, and Kenny Roberts (Roberts KR211V) an encouraging third. Six riders … [Read more...]

ROSSI SETS THE FASTEST TIME AT LE MANS

LE MANS, France, May 19 (Reuters) - Italian Valentino Rossi set the fastest time in Friday's first free practice session at the French Grand Prix.   The MotoGP world champion, who said he was going to try "some new things" after retiring from the China Grand Prix last week, clocked one minute 35.288 seconds around the demanding Bugatti circuit in western France on his Yamaha. Team … [Read more...]