By the start of the 1980s, Honda motorcycles were as ubiquitous across America’s landscape as acid-wash jeans and pick-up trucks. The Japanese manufacturer was enjoying prodigious growth and popularity due, in no small part, to its garnering of multiple championship titles in a variety of racing disciplines.
Another Day in the Office
Nicky Hayden was quoted in the beginning of the year saying that as part of his contract with Shell he needed to work 20-days a year. In our photo gallery you can see Nicky working his first day for Shell by pumping gas in Madrid. In this exclusive interview below with Shell Motorsports, Nicky Hayden talks of his pride in riding for Ducati at the Mugello MotoGP in front of Ducati Corse’s home crowd of dedicated fans. He also talks of his motorcycle racing heroes and race preparations. Read on for more Nicky Hayden behind the scenes.
Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden began a new chapter in his career at the start of the year, moving to Ducati for the 2009 season. The American has been familiarising himself with the Desmosedici GP9 and his new team, and also collaborating with one of their principal sponsors in Shell.
Nicky Hayden Speaks…