MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden recently said that the crash he had with his team-mate Dani pedrosa in the penultimate race of the season at Estoril, Portugal, left him with a shoulder injury, which he carried to title victory in the Valencia showdown, but which now requires surgery.
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 suspension parts and settings over the 70-laps. He started with different front and rear suspension (...)
After a thrilling final race of what has been an amazing season, Nicky Hayden was crowned 2006 World Champion.