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Gamble pays off for Hayden

Gamble pays off for Hayden

Gamble pays off for Hayden

Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden took his best result of the season by taking fourth in yesterday's Gauloises TT Assen. The young American had a great start and was in second at the early stages of the race, before eventually being passed by Gauloises Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards.

"It's been a tough weekend really, especially with the weather. This morning the track was so different; so in the race we had to gamble a little," explained the American. "We changed the fork springs and it all felt pretty good at the start. The tyre really came in during the first few laps and I was able to make some passes."

"Then Rossi and Edwards came by and I had to regroup a little and in the end I got past Gibernau for a pretty lonely fourth. I know its the best finish this season but I really want to move on to the next group – and for the whole race, not just a bit of it. I really looking forward to putting on a good show for all the fans at Laguna in the next race."

MotoGP, 2005, GAULOISES TT ASSEN, Nicky Hayden

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