Ducati rider Nicky Hayden expected to participate in Isle of Man TT races – Formula 1 news

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Ducati rider Nicky Hayden expected to participate in Isle of Man TT races – Formula 1 news
Ducati team rider Nicky Hayden has been confirmed to pay a visit as a special guest at the 2011 Isle of Man TT races.
“The TT is just one of those events that every race fan wants to see eventually. I’m a huge fan of motorcycle racing of any kind, and I feel like this one is definitely something I’m missing,” Hayden added. “People have always told me, ‘You need to
go to the TT,’ and now I’m finally going to get my chance and I can’t wait.”
The American winner of the 2006 World Championship title will be joining the legend and World title holder of 500cc Mick Doohan and Ian Hutchinson who broke the TT racing record. All three will join in a parade lap on June 5, 2011.
Hayden is also excited to be at one of the famous street racing events, the TT race. He has almost been at every motorcycle-racing event including Daytona 200, the Jerez MotoGP, the Anaheim Supercross and the Namur World Motocross, but could not participate
at the Isle of Man TT races.
The potential performer of Ducati and present teammate of Rossi, Hayden will drop the green flag for the second Monster Energy Supersport race and also present the trophy to the race winner.
The official visit of Nicky Hayden and legend Mick Doohan is in sequence of the previous successful star visit made by several time world champion Valentino Rossi and the 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo in June 2010.
Nicky Hayden was an unseen contender until the second round Gran Premio bwin de Espana, where he scored the third position on the podium and first of the 2011 season. Jorge Lorenzo was the winner followed by the runner up on Repsol Honda, Dani Pedrosa.
Although he finished ninth in the season opener round at Qatar and teammate Rossi was two places better at seventh, but the second round at Jerez with wet conditions and accidents gave him a winning opportunity. After Rossi’s crash and the Italian’s
fifth place finish, Hayden stood for his team and scored points now at the fourth place in the MotoGP World Standings followed by teammate Rossi on fifth place.
Hayden is the record holder so far to be the youngest AMA Superbike Champion in the history, at the age of 21 years in 2002, the same year when he bagged a victory at Daytona 200.
In the next year, he held his shift to the premier class of motorcycle racing, MotoGP and won the Rookie of the year title finishing the season at the fifth place in championship. The following season he was at the third place in the world championship
and also won his first race in elite class at the in his home track, the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.



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