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Hayden grateful for support in tough year

Hayden grateful for support in tough year

Experiencing a difficult post-title hangover season, reigning MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden finally took his first 800cc podium at Assen last weekend.

Experiencing a difficult post-title hangover season, reigning MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden finally took his first 800cc podium at Assen last weekend. Trick Daddy has been having a difficult time adjusting to the Honda RC212V and, with Honda and Michelin also on the back foot in their respective battles for supremacy, the opening nine races of the season have tested Haydens resolve to the limit.

The Kentucky Kid will be hoping that his most recent result is not a false dawn, and will give him the momentum to be in a position to take his third victory in as many years at Laguna Seca at the end of the month. Hayden has now been amongst the leaders in some capacity for the past two races, and appears to have found something that works after rigorous testing in Catalunya last month.

Speaking on his official website, the American thanked everyone in Honda and Michelin for their help, and also extended special gratitude towards those who have stood by him.

Thanks to all my fans and all the people who have supported me during this difficult start of the season. I am sure some people thought it was funny, but I have also gotten a lot of support from my fans and people in the paddock. You learn a lot about people in tough situations I think, wrote Hayden in a diary entry.

I hope we can take this result and try to get on a roll, I´ve got a few more tracks I like coming up and not really a lot to lose at this point so I can just let it ride and see what happens...

Fellow Honda rider Toni Elias also got a shout out from the World Champion, who added his name to the list of wellwishers who have given their best wishes to the injured Spaniard.

Get well and hurry back #24; that one was ugly....

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Nicky Hayden

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