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A points deficit go­ing into the fi­nal round of the 2006 Mo­togp sea­son meant Nicky had noth­ing to lose and it was ti­tle ri­val Valentino Rossi’s turn to taste dis­as­ter. The Doc­tor sim­ply crum­bled un­der the pres­sure, low-sid­ing at turn two and gift­ing the ti­tle to Nicky, who fin­ished on the podium. “Hear­ing my name as Mo­togp world cham­pion sounds real good,” he said. “I’m proof that dreams do come true.”

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