MotoGP is headed to Motorland Aragon this weekend, and while the Spanish track is usually a favorite with the GP riders, for Nicky Hayden, it’s looking like a tough weekend already.
Breaking his right thumb while training on minimotos in Italy, Hayden will have to assess his ability to race on Friday, and if he decides to continue with the weekend, will likely have a hard time of things come race day.
“Aragon is next, it’s quite a unique track with a lot of elevation and it’s quite technical, with some blind entries and downhill braking. It’s certainly not an easy track and I haven’t made it any easier this year because I had a little accident training on minimotos in Italy and broke my thumb,” said Hayden in a team press release.
“I have seen the doctors and had the scans and I am optimistic I’ll still be able to race but we will have to see on Friday how I feel. Unfortunately it’s the right thumb, which is always a little bit worse, but I have been doing a lot of therapy in the last days and I definitely feel a bit better.”
“We weren’t having an easy season as it is and this won’t make it easier but injuries are as much a part of this game as finding a set-up for your bike! Hopefully we can go there and still have a positive weekend.”
Source: Power Electronics Aspar