Tandem Trips

Hayden's Best Showing This Season at Catalunya

Posted in Motorsports by Me on June 15, 2009

So Nicky Hayden hasn’t been doing as well as I had hoped this year. Right now he’s in 19th place, mostly due to a crappy first few races involving crashes or various sorts. That Duc’ just wasn’t gelling with him. This weekend at Catalunya, though, Hayden pulled out 10th place after starting in the back of the pack and passing several other riders. Good job!

I’ve read in a few places that Hayden’s career in MotoGP is probably over after this year and he will move to World Superbike in 2010. I would be totally okay with that, since I am starting to become more of a fan of WorldSBK as my knowledge of the motorcycle racing world matures. I do hope he can do well in the rest of this MotoGP season, though, just because he’s a swell guy and I want to see an American do well.

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TTXGP Online Broadcast

Posted in Motorsports by Me on June 5, 2009

I am not totally positive that this will work, but this is the best source I have been able to find for a broadcast of the TTXGP. ITV4 in the UK is broadcasting the race at 10:45 GMT. Hopefully they will be webcasting it, too.

(Note: ITV4’s webcast requires Silverlight. Sorry.)

Then again, maybe not.

Posted in Motorsports by Me on April 27, 2009

Hayden crashed again after Takahashi grazed his Ducati from behind in the first lap at Motegi during the Japan GP. I’m bummed.

From Crash.net: “There are no words to describe how unlucky Nicky has been here… Unfortunately these things happen in racing and the most important thing is that he wasn’t injured,” stated team manager Livio Suppo.

As of this post Hayden only has 5 points to Rossi’s 65 and Stoner’s 54. He’s going to have to win the rest of the season to make this work for him. See more Motegi stats here.

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Maybe not…

Posted in Motorsports by Me on April 19, 2009

Nicky Hayden had a horrible crash last weekend in Qatar during qualifying. This put him way back in the back during the night-time race that was rescheduled because of rain. The bike was throwing parts before it threw him, so I’m thinking mechanical failure as opposed to rider error is to blame. I hope he can get back in shape for this week.

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