What was your
Standing on the
podium in Australia midway through my rookie year . It was a good
feeling, seeing the huge crowd and watching them raise my flag.
Wisconsin, I jumped the start. Not by a little--I jumped way too big. I made a
grade-school error and got to look like a fool on live TV.
If I weren't
racing motorcycles, I'd be ...
I've been racing my whole life. So have my brothers. My dad did it. I tried
other sports, but I didn't have a good jump shot and I couldn't hit a fastball.
In school I was pretty terrible--so this has been my meal ticket. I guess I'd
be back in Owensboro, Kentucky, working at my dad's used car lot buffing
If I were
commissioner for a day, I'd ...
add another race
in the U.S. [to two per year]. Spain's got three races. We could have one in
Florida or Atlanta--somewhere close to home.
Hayden's July 23 victory in Los Angeles kept him in first place in the MotoGP
standings--the only U.S. rider in the top six.
Hayden, 25, will be training at home in Owensboro, in advance of the Aug. 20
Czech Grand Prix.