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Posted: 10/29/2006 11:35:37 AM EST
Nicky Hayden Is 2006 MotoGP World Champion!!!!

On behalf of the whole Superbikeplanet team, we congratulate Nicky Hayden on landing his first Grand Prix world title.

Valentino Rossi we salute you too, great sportsmanship, and a great ambassador for the sport of motorcycle racing.

On the cool-down lap, Rossi made straight for Hayden, and in a show of true class, was one of the first riders to congratulate Nicky on his title win.

Troy Bayliss won the Grand Prix, showing the series regulars how to get it done, a classy ride from the Australian -- the reigning WSBK champion, of course.

Nicky is only the second rider in the history of the series to come from behind in terms of points at the last round to win the title. The first -- Wayne Rainey in 1992.

Times provisional as we go to press.

Official releases to follow.

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:51:35 AM EST
Seconded!!

Rossi is fast and class, Bayliss schooled the field, but Nicky wears the #1. Awesome.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:01:04 PM EST
hell yeah! go #69!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:33:37 PM EST
see nice guys do finish first! i love to watch rossi race and believe he is the best ever on a gp bike. but you gotta love the kentucky kid! nicky IS no.1
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:04:07 PM EST
The question I have is what number does he carry next year? A big #1 or good ole' 69?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:05:15 PM EST
And the Bears whooped ass too! What a freaking awesome day!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:09:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By stenmk1:
The question I have is what number does he carry next year? A big #1 or good ole' 69?


He could be like Rossi and carry #69, or else he could be a good team player and carry the #1 plate (something Rossi didn't do).
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:16:35 PM EST
I happy to see the kid win!!!


I didn't really think that he could out ride Rossi though. Rossi going down pretty much sealed the deal.

Atleast I can say I raced with a future MotoGP Champion(when Hayden raced for the Hypercycle Suzuki team back in 98') in CCS at Daytona.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:27:00 PM EST
Rossi was terrifically gracious in his post race interview, very surprsing but yet not really.

Way to go Nicky!!! Way to put America back on top!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:56:26 PM EST
Seen Nickey at the Peoria TTs a few years ago. He crashed in practice but no harm.
In the main he jumped the gun and got sent to the back row.
In the main(again) he passed everyone and took the checkered!
(ps) The week before at Springfield Nickey and his brother (Roger), and his other brother (Tommy) took first , second, and third at the TT race they had there.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:18:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By mikey250r:
Seen Nickey at the Peoria TTs a few years ago. He crashed in practice but no harm.
In the main he jumped the gun and got sent to the back row.
In the main(again) he passed everyone and took the checkered!
(ps) The week before at Springfield Nickey and his brother (Roger), and his other brother (Tommy) took first , second, and third at the TT race they had there.


I'm kind of surprised that Tommy and Roger Lee haven't done much with thier careers, compared to Nicky. Especially Tommy, he's had some good rides, but nothing ever came out of it. Maybe next year on the new Gixxer Thou.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:26:52 AM EST
I am not surprised, I wish I had 1/4th the talent the has.

Well done!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:55:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By m-dc:
I am not surprised, I wish I had 1/4th the talent the has.

Well done!


is Nicky Hayden the guy who used to ride the Honda RC51 years ago?
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:57:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By dropbass:

Originally Posted By m-dc:
I am not surprised, I wish I had 1/4th the talent the has.

Well done!


is Nicky Hayden the guy who used to ride the Honda RC51 years ago?

just answered my own question with a google search. Awesome. Kid moved up in the world.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:12:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 4:13:00 AM EST by 4_Rings]
double tap.......my bad..
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:12:32 AM EST
Congrats to Nicky on a job well done..
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:55:16 AM EST
Awesome.

I'm a big Rossi fan, but very happy the US has the championship back. Maybe we'll get some good competition back in the series like in the early 90's.
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