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The 2006 ti­tle was there for the tak­ing. Go­ing into the penul­ti­mate round at Es­to­ril, Nicky had a 12-point lead over Valentino Rossi af­ter a sea­son of con­sis­tency and two wins. Then this hap­pened – am­bi­tious team-mate Dani Pe­drosa’s ill­fated move down the inside on lap five. The TV cam­era cut to Nicky hit­ting the ground and shout­ing “this is f**ck­ing bull­shit.”

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