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Hayden beats Rossi to the 2006 Moto GP title

Published 29/10/2006

Nicky Hayden has claimed the 2006 Moto GP title in dramatic style.

Valentino Rossi looked set to claim his sixth championship but - after starting on pole slid out on lap five, eventually recovering to finish 13th.

But Hayden's Honda finished in third at Valencia to claim his first title.

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