MotoGP » Nicky Hayden gets hand checked


“I've just irritated the joint somehow during qualifying, which caused pain and swelling of the whole hand” – Nicky Hayden.

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FasterEddie69

May 10, 2014 6:16 PM

Conrice: It just another thing I love about Nicky compared to some other riders. You didn't hear anything about his wrist until after the race even though it happened in qualifying...


That is true. Reading Cal's comments made me wonder if the boys at Ducati wish they had kept Nicky for another couple years.

tommytrojan1

May 10, 2014 11:52 PM

Hayden is pure class, no doubt about it. Unfairly dumped by both Honda and Ducati, he now finds himself on a mis-sold, uncompetitive bike - but the man still hangs tough and keeps his frustrations to a respectful minimum. His attitude towards racing and the sport in general is a lesson for all riders, both current and future.

golfnut04

May 11, 2014 1:38 AM

tommytrojan1: Hayden is pure class, no doubt about it. Unfairly dumped by both Honda and Ducati, he now finds himself on a mis-sold, uncompetitive bike - but the man still hangs tough and keeps his frustrations to a respectful minimum. His attitude towards racing and the sport in general is a lesson for all riders, both current and future.


You nailed it Tommytrojan1 Nick would have kept up or bettered Dovi, and now we know that Nick is tougher than Cal, Borgo panigale secretly regrets dumping him, they should have at least kept him with the Pramac team with full factory support, and i bet Gigi would have agreed with this for he's a workhorse developing bikes like he did in his RC211V days.

V4Poweeeer

May 11, 2014 12:00 PM
Last Edited 219 days ago

"Unfairly dumped by both Honda and Ducati, he now finds himself on a mis-sold, uncompetitive bike"

Unfairly dumped you have to be kidding Nick hasn't done much after 2006 any racer has a certain period were they have a chance to shine Nicks has unfortunately passed.

"Is probably extreme strain from trying to twist the throttle to get all the power from the sluggish RCV600R."

That bike ain't that bad just look at the performance of the mojority of satallite bikes over the years and the prices. The rcv1000r is better bang for buck than those bikes by miles.

Chadsays

May 11, 2014 1:06 PM

Nicks a true pro, not the fastest, not the most aggressive, but a pro. I've watched him and his brothers since '99 the entire family is a class act. He was a mentor and teammate to Miguel Duhamal, a consummate pro. Wow, I wish we still had a series worth a damn. Bostrom bros., Mat Mladin, Doug Chandler, Rich Oliver, he learned from some truly good guys, that were serious professionals in a thriving series.

tommytrojan1

May 12, 2014 11:07 AM

Chadsays: Nicks a true pro, not the fastest, not the most aggressive, but a pro. I've watched him and his brothers since '99 the entire family is a class act. He was a mentor and teammate to Miguel Duhamal, a consummate pro. Wow, I wish we still had a series worth a damn. Bostrom bros., Mat Mladin, Doug Chandler, Rich Oliver, he learned from some truly good guys, that were serious professionals in a thriving series.

It's easy to see why Spain is currently dominating the sport in all three classes. They make a greater investment in bringing up young riders than anyone else. I remember when the AMA was still able to send riders over to Europe and compete - and win - with Roberts, Spencer, Lawson, Rainey, Scwantz, - hell, even Mamola and Koscinzky. Nicky seems to be that last of that breed. Let's hope that the US can regain some of that former glory soon.

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