A MotoGP championship and an AMA Superbike championship highlight the nearly decade long relationship between Nicky Hayden and Honda. Nicky began his winning ways on a Honda by taking the 1999 AMA Supersport crown.
The Valencia Moto GP event this weekend marks Hayden’s final race for Honda. The change will be sudden and complete as Hayden steps aboard the Ducati to test at Valencia almost immediately after the race. Hayden will attempt to be the first teammate of Casey Stoner to ride the Ducati at his level (or even close to his level).