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Nicky Hayden finished 13th in Austin, after starting from 22nd place on the grid taking home 3 Championship points.
Power Electronics Aspar rider Nicky Hayden made his 200th Grand Prix appearance today and he showed all the class and experience that has taken him to this impressive figure to bounce back from two difficult days of practice. The former World Champion started from 22nd on the grid but he soon began to make up positions once the race started, picking up three places on the first lap and continuing to advance forward whilst entertaining a valiant Jack Miller, whom he beat to secure thirteenth position at the finish.

Nicky Hayden:
“Compared with the rest of the weekend we have performed well in the race. I made a pretty bad start and lost acceleration in turn one, we still don't know why. After that I pushed hard and made up quite a few positions quite quickly. I had a nice fight with a bunch of guys, which I won to take some points and that was a small victory in my 200th GP. We have taken a lot of information from the weekend and we know that we need to improve the response from the front under braking. At the end of the race we suffered a lot from tyre wear, especially on the front, and it was tough to hold my position on the last few laps. Thirteenth place is not spectacular but I am happy because we have finished the weekend moving in the right direction and hopefully we can keep it going from here. I want to say thanks for all the support from everybody in my 200 GP.”

Go Nicky!!!
 

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Did I hear the Announcer's correctly,... Hayden only finished outside the points one time in 200 starts???....just askin....
 

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Did I hear the Announcer's correctly,... Hayden only finished outside the points one time in 200 starts???....just askin....
That is what they said, though I find it hard to believe. If it's true though it's impressive.
 
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Should be another good race.. I love these back to back weekends..

1. Rossi
2. Marquez
3. Ionnone
4. Dovi
5. Lorenzo
 

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That is what they said, though I find it hard to believe. If it's true though it's impressive.
That's what I thought....impressive to say the least. Enzo's post begs the question of whether DNFs are included... still 200 starts....only outside the points one time,... and finishing ahead of a bunch of younger/hungrier kids is even more impressive..... uh no where near what Marquez is doing, but stil.......l 200 -1= 199 races in the points, good on you Mr. Hayden.....
 

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This is going to be another very business weekend! Gotta work both Sat and Sun :/....but then at least I'll come back to a few hours of just motorcycle racing! Can't wait!

My prediction:

1. Marquez
2. Rossi
3. Lorenzo
last: Melandri...again :D
 

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Did I hear the Announcer's correctly,... Hayden only finished outside the points one time in 200 starts???....just askin....
When the points include 15th place and on average 18 bikes finish the race, then yea… you just need to not be in the last 3 positions.

Edit: No way is that data even remotely accurate. Nicky has GOBS of DNF's. What they mean is, when he kept the bike upright, his finishing position was just in the points.
 

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When the points include 15th place and on average 18 bikes finish the race, then yea… you just need to not be in the last 3 positions.

Edit: No way is that data even remotely accurate. Nicky has GOBS of DNF's. What they mean is, when he kept the bike upright, his finishing position was just in the points.
Soooo, he has made "GOBS" of starts more than 200??? Made 300, 400, and scored points 75%, 50% of the time???
.....just askin....shuggy.....

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Damn those Ducatis.... must be snowing.....just sayin.....

Termas de Río Hondo
MotoGP
Free Practice Nr. 1
Classification 3
1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR SUZUKI 1'40.806 12 16 314.4
2 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'41.379 14 15 0.573 0.573 324.0
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'41.527 13 17 0.721 0.148 323.0
4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Pramac Racing DUCATI 1'41.785 13 17 0.979 0.258 323.3
5 45 Scott REDDING GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA 1'41.884 14 15 1.078 0.099 319.4
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Aspar MotoGP Team HONDA 1'41.932 14 15 1.126 0.048 315.2
7 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR SUZUKI 1'42.174 9 16 1.368 0.242 317.0
8 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing DUCATI 1'42.246 11 13 1.440 0.072 321.8
9 43 Jack MILLER AUS CWM LCR Honda HONDA 1'42.391 16 18 1.585 0.145 317.5
10 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'42.605 5 14 1.799 0.214 328.0
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 1'42.828 14 16 2.022 0.223 314.8
12 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing DUCATI 1'43.297 11 15 2.491 0.469 324.4
13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Octo IodaRacing Team ART 1'43.330 13 16 2.524 0.033 305.6
14 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 1'43.373 14 15 2.567 0.043 320.4
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'43.390 4 16 2.584 0.017 319.6
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR CWM LCR Honda HONDA 1'43.891 15 15 3.085 0.501 320.5
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI 1'44.300 15 18 3.494 0.409 322.5
18 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Aspar MotoGP Team HONDA 1'44.313 14 19 3.507 0.013 318.0
19 33 Marco MELANDRI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 1'44.572 8 14 3.766 0.259 306.3
20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 1'44.750 13 14 3.944 0.178 319.9
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE AB Motoracing HONDA 1'45.001 15 15 4.195 0.251 313.4
22 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'45.237 4 17 4.431 0.236 322.3
23 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'45.688 5 18 4.882 0.451 323.2
24 6 Stefan BRADL GER Athinà Forward Racing YAMAHA FORWARD 1'45.747 5 16 4.941 0.059 316.0
25 76 Loris BAZ FRA Athinà Forward Racing YAMAHA FORWARD 1'46.239 15 16 5.433 0.492 311.7
Fastest Lap: Lap: 12 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'40.806 171.6 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:
Circuit Best Lap:
Dani PEDROSA 1'39.233 174.3 Km/h
2014 Marc MARQUEZ 1'37.683 177.1 Km/h
 
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