"From the beginning, the race went really well," said Hayden. "I got a great start and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 was working really good. Josh Hayes came by on the first or second lap, we went back and forth a couple times and then he got into his rhythm. I settled in and followed him around for a little while and we were going pretty fast; it definitely wasn't an easy pace, but we see-sawed around the track a little bit - he had some places where he was fast, I had some places where I was - but overall the gap stayed within a couple bike-lengths the whole way. But eventually I was able to find a place where I could make my move... and I got in the lead. The last lap was obviously pretty intense... but it's been a pretty fun weekend: I've enjoyed myself and it's great to top it off with this win."