MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Hoping for a Misano Return

08/31/2012 @ 6:31 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Perhaps no one had worse luck at the Indianapolis GP than hometown favorite Nicky Hayden. Getting his bell rung during Saturday’s qualifying crash-fest, Hayden had to miss the Indianapolis GP & Czech GP not only because of his concussion, but also due to several breaks in his right hand.

Checking in with the Ducati Corse team after it concluded its testing at Brno, Hayden says his recovery is on-track for a return during the upcoming San Marino GP at Misano. There was much rejoicing.

“It was pretty tough to be home while my rivals were racing, and testing is also something that I hated missing, as we had some parts that we could possibly use this year,” said Nicky Hayden in statement issued by Ducati.

“Everything else is good news though. Bones don’t heal in ten days, but the swelling is down in my hand, and the feeling is much better with both that and my head. Everything’s right on schedule, and I’m really looking forward to getting back on the bike.”

Source: Ducati Corse; Photo: © 2012 Jules Cisek / Popmonkey – All Rights Reserved

  • Westward


    You mean that top shelf American healthcare doesn’t have a pill or elixir that could sort out all the broken bones in that hand…

    I have one word for you, ” E L Y S I U M ”

    You will know what it means by next summer…

  • irksome

    Just out of curiosity, with Nicky out and Rossi under contract w/ Yamaha, was it just test riders sampling the new frame components?

  • Rossi was testing new swing arms and frames along with the test riders…

  • Calisdad

    Believe it or not Americans have an elixer. It’s called grit. Nick has an abundance and said it best: “I’m from Kentucky and my cousins are picking watermelons in the heat. I don’t have a hard job.”

    He will be back soon, very soon.

  • Joey Wilson

    Scared the hell out of me when Nick was thrown and then slid, face down, and he wasn’t moving. Was so relieved to see him get up with the corner workers.

    Glad to see you’re on the mend, get well soon !