Racing MotoGP, WSBK, BSB, AMA, F1, WRC, DTM, NASCAR, etc...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
MotoGP: Cartoon: Hayden spoils Yamaha's party.

WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY 2005

The US Grand Prix formed the centrepiece of Yamaha's 50th Anniversary celebrations, with the Factory team riding in a special 1970s 'USA yellow' livery for the event at which no less than 25 former Yamaha riders were invited for a weekend of partying - at a circuit whose multi-million dollar safety improvements Yamaha had themselves funded.

But Honda's Nicky Hayden hadn't read the script and would dominate all but one on-track session on his way to a first ever MotoGP victory, with Yamaha riders Colin Edwards second and world champion Valentino Rossi - who had won the last five races in a row prior to Laguna Seca - third.

The impression that Hayden had upset Yamaha's plans was underlined when former champion Eddie Lawson helped present the podium trophies dressed in Yamaha livery, while Rossi and Edwards were left looking every so slightly embarrassed as they stood either side of the victorious Kentuckian. It was Honda's first ever premier-class victory at Laguna Seca.

The US GP was chosen to host Yamaha's 50th Anniversary celebrations because 'the event falls just ten days after the official half-century of the Yamaha Motor Company on July 1' but, as those with a numerical mind will be quick to point out, the preceding Dutch TT at Assen on June 25 was actually closer to the anniversary date... Rossi won at Assen.

Illustration by Crash.net cartoonist Sprocket.

Honda’s Nicky Hayden ‘gatecrashed’ Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary celebrations by winning the US Grand Prix ahead of their riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg party_841.jpg (112.5 KB, 43 views)
valerossi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 11:44 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,535
 
The media is having a field day with this last race :corn
Lena808 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 03:28 PM
meat popsicle
 
daotan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,090
 
i love yamaha but i love that hayden 'gatecrahsed'!!! hilarious!!
daotan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 04:12 PM
Mummy Man
 
gsxcorey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,224
 
Send a message via MSN to gsxcorey
lol, nice pic haha


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gsxcorey is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sport Bike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome