On Saturday’s qualifying, Nicky Hayden got launched in Turn 8, as his Ducati Desmosedici GP9 highsided from the rain at the Sachsenring. Luckily, fellow Ducati rider Niccolo Canpea was there to break Nicky’s fall. Check the video above (0:38 in) to watch Hayden takedown Canepa Terry Tate Office Linebacker style.
Still recovering from the People’s elbow he took to the cranium, Canepa remarked:
“I didn’t understand what happened until I saw the replay while I was in the mobile clinic. When I was on the ground after the accident I saw and heard Hayden saying to me “Sorry, sorry, sorry”, but I didn’t understand why. He doesn’t have to worry because this sort of thing can happen and the most important thing is that both of us are ok and ready to race tomorrow.”