Those Rider Nicknames in Full:
Tiger Paws - Casey Stoner, on account of how his gloves look.
Dry Lips - Andrea Dovizioso, on account of how he likes to apply lip salve prior to qualifying.
Short - Dani Pedrosa, on account of his height.
Scalextric - Jorge Lorenzo, on account of how his new number 1 looks.
Jesus - Ben Spies, on account of the fact his mother is the Holy Mary.
Highlighter Pen - Valentino Rossi, on account of his predilection for fluorescent yellow.
Vampire Goat - Valentino Rossi, combination of "Greatest Of All Time" and a much-loved description by our Angolan follower @edsondias46 who said VR "rides like a vampire running from daylight."
Guns&Ammo - Colin Edwards, on account of his favourite reading matter.
Colin "Colin" Colin - he's one of those riders that only ever needs to be referred to by his first name. Colin "Colin" Edwards soon became "Colin "Colin" Colin in our crazy written world.
Cal "Cal" Cal - see above.
Streisand - Hector Barbera, on account of his last name.
Christmas - Karel Abraham, on account of his first name.
Hair - Marco Simoncelli. We refuse to explain this one.
Some riders have names which make beautiful anagrams:
Tiny Dead Prune - Randy de Puniet
Roadside Nap - Dani Pedrosa
I Sit Alone - Toni Elias
Slow Riddance - Colin Edwards
Aha, I'm Soo Hairy - Hiroshi Aoyama
Bathrobe Racer - Hector Barbera