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Nicky Hayden Experiences 2011 Isle Of Man TT - Web Exclusive

Nicky Hayden took time out in between MotoGP rounds to visit the Isle of Man TT and experience the world-famous road race.

Jun 10, 2011

Hayden arrived on Tuesday evening after racing in Barcelona at the weekend. He enjoyed a Manx welcome dinner with other VIP guests, including five-time 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan.
 
 On Wednesday morning, Hayden experienced a closed-road parade lap of the TT course aboard a Ducati 1198. He was joined by Doohan, five-time 2010 TT winner Ian Hutchinson, MotoGP’s Cal Crutchlow and BSB star Josh Brookes. All of them rode the course, waving at the crowds that lined the roadside.

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Following the parade lap, Hayden waved the flag to mark the start of the Monster Energy Supersport race two, before heading to a private garden at Bray Hill to watch the action unfold. Unfortunately, the race was red flagged after two laps due to persistent rain at various points of the course. Following a decision from race control, Wednesday’s races were cancelled and the schedule moved to Thursday.

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After a VIP lunch, Hayden visited the temporary Dainese store at the grandstand where he attracted crowds with a fan meet and greet. He then attended an autograph signing for his helmet sponsor alongside Doohan, Crutchlow and Hutchinson as the fans gathered to meet their motorcycling heroes.

After a eventful day at the TT, Hayden left the Isle of Man and headed straight to Silverstone for this weekend's British MotoGP.

Nicky Hayden:
“The lap was pretty awesome. The speed we were doing while waving at the crowds was pretty fast! I really enjoyed my lap and seeing another form of racing, these boys are hard as nails.

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“It was a real shame about the weather, but maybe I can come back another year and see some racing.”

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