Oakley's Nicky Hayden Leading the Charge


Oakley has been involved in Moto GP for many years, dating back to riders such as Mick Doohan and Randy Mamola. And nothing has changed, as we grind forward through the years we have continued the success with an elite field of athletes such as Nicky Hayden, Sete Gibernau, Loris Capirossi, Makoto Tamada, Chris Vermeulen, and Randy DePuniet.

This 2006 season is creeping up on the half way mark and team "O" looks to be in perfect position to capture a long over due title, in this most elite two wheel motor sport known to man. Oakley’s Nicky Hayden from the USA is leading the charge as he rocks THUMP 2 on the grid and chooses OIL DRUM to cruise the pits. Nicky is one of the youngest in the class and with his focus and strong training program, he looks to be the point man for many years to come.

Team Ducati, which consists of Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi, wear multiple styles of the Signature series Oakley Ducati line. For Gibernau and Capirossi, they have both had an up and down season to date. Loris Capirossi was tied with fellow Oakley athlete Hayden for the lead two weeks ago, until an unfortunate crash occurred. The first corner of the race in Spain claimed both Ducati riders and fellow Oakley athlete Randy DuPuniet. All three riders sustained injuries that kept them out of the weekend’s race.

This past weekend proved to be another great week for Hayden, as he posted his first win of the 2006 season and extended his points lead to 42 over second place. With this win, Hayden gives Honda their mile stone 200th win in the elite class of Moto GP racing.

The GP series makes it way throughout the world with stops in 16 different countries.

Round 1 – 3/26 – Jerez, Spain
Round 2 – 4/8 – Doha, Qatar
Round 3 – 4/30 – Istanbul, Turkey
Round 4 – 5/14 – Shanghai, China
Round 5 – 5/21 – Le Mans, France
Round 6 – 6/4 – Mugello, Italy
Round 7 – 6/18 – Catalunya, Spain
Round 8 – 6/24 – Assen, Holland
Round 9 – 7/2 – Donington Park, England
Round 10 – 7/16 – Sachsenring, Germany
Round 11 – 7/23 – Monterey, Califonria
Round 12 – 8/20 – Brno, Czech Republic
Round 13 – 9/10 – Sepang, Malaysia
Round 14 – 9/17 – Philip Island, Australia
Round 15 – 9/24 – Motegi, Japan
Round 16 – 10/22 – Estoril, Portugal
Round 17 – 10/29 – Valencia, Spain


Staff Writer


June 24, 2006

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