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Hayden runs the rule over Istanbul Park

Hayden runs the rule over Istanbul Park

Nicky Hayden, who took third place at last year's Grand Prix of Turkey en route to his first World Championship, has joined team-mate Dani Pedrosa in commenting on the different aspects of the Istanbul Park circuit.

Nicky Hayden, who took third place at last year's Grand Prix of Turkey en route to his first World Championship, has joined team-mate Dani Pedrosa in commenting on the different aspects of the Istanbul Park circuit. ‘Trick Daddy' will be hoping for at least a repeat of his podium performance this year at a track which has typically favoured Honda riders, with Ducati and Yamaha bikes having taken victory at the opening pair of races this season.

"Turkey doesn't remind me of any other track," said ‘The Kentucky Kid'. "It's got a lot of elevation changes which means you've got to get a good compromise for the bike's suspension set-up - something that's going to work in the flat corners but also be ok for the uphill and downhill corners too. Turn 11 is probably my favourite part. It's the fastest corner on the calendar - 5th gear with the throttle almost wide open. If you like fast corners it doesn't get a whole lot better than that. The last little bit of the circuit I don't like too much because it's a bit too tight for MotoGP – first gear and really go-kartish."

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Nicky Hayden

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