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Key Moments 2006: Hayden's lead decreases

Key Moments 2006: Hayden's lead decreases

After victory at Laguna Seca, Nicky Hayden headed into the summer break with a 51 point cushion over Valentino Rossi in the overall classification, a sizeable advantage that would be difficult for the Italian to claw back.

After victory at Laguna Seca, Nicky Hayden headed into the summer break with a 51 point cushion over Valentino Rossi in the overall classification, a sizeable advantage that would be difficult for the Italian to claw back. However, when MotoGP action returned at Brno, and later the triple flyaway of races in Malaysia, Australia and Japan, Hayden's run of races without a podium place and the momentous comeback by Rossi had slimmed down the margin to just 12 points.

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MotoGP, 2007

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