Hayden gets on the board at Monza
Roger Lee Hayden has broken his World Superbike Championship points duck after a run to 14th position in the second race of the day at Monza.
The American, competing in his rookie season with the Pedercini Kawasaki team this year, made the most of a high attrition rate in the second encounter of the day to sneak into the points for the first time.
Winning out in a battle with experienced racer Broc Parkes, Hayden was delighted to finally see his name on the score sheets.
“Race one went very well. The race started off positively and right afterwards I was able to find a good rhythm, thanks to my mechanics that solved some of the sliding problems we suffered during the qualifying sessions. Race two proved to be the best race so far in the season for me.
“I started very fast and my bike was working a lot better. I collected the first Superbike points and I'm extremely happy with the results achieved today. A big thank you to all of the technicians for their great help during this weekend in Monza”.