U.S. MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden counting the days until Qatar…
As we count down the days until the first MotoGP™ race of the season this Sunday, March 23, in Qatar, the “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden, shares his final thoughts on preparations to date and the competition to come.
Only a week until the season opener. What’s going through your head right now? It’s an exciting time for sure as today I’m leaving for the start of my 12th season in MotoGP, which is an honor. So, I’m a bit nervous as it’s the first race with a new team. But mostly, I’m just excited.
Next up on the MotoGP calendar is the race in Austin at COTA. What are you looking forward to with your next trip to Texas? The fans! The support I get here at my home GP is amazing. It’s really a pleasure to have so many fans standing behind me rain or shine, so it will be nice to see everyone and have my family at the race. That’s also pretty special. They can come along, support me and enjoy the event. And Mom can sell her merchandise at her stand, which I know she loves!
Okay, it’s time to get to know the real Nicky Hayden. Tell us your preference of these choices:
Batman or Superman? They are both cool. But I prefer the former racers who have won the grand slam!
Pizza or cheeseburger? Pizza
Beer or bourbon? M7 Drive Energy Drink!
Mountain retreat or ocean view? Ocean view
Dog or cat? Dog
Star Wars or Star Trek? Neither. I’m not into that stuff.
Friday night or Saturday morning? Saturday morning
M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces? Both!
Football or basketball? Basketball
Blonde or brunette? One of each, please!
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