Nicky Hayden's Message to His Fans: I Will Miss Misano, Return Delayed until Aragon

One more missed race for the former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, as he posted a personal video message for his fans, letting them know he will not be aboard his Drive M7 Aspar production race Honda in the San Marino round at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit in Misano, next Sunday.
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Hayden says that the recovery after his massive right wrist surgery is going according to plans and expectations and he is following the doctors’ advice, with progressive training and physiotherapy but his condition has not improved enough to allow him to ride a MotoGP bike.

However, the Kentucky Kid says that he started riding a flat track bike as the doctors asked him to, in order to provide them with feedback as to how his wrist feels. So far, it looks like it is holding up as expected, even though there’s not enough strength to cope with the extremely demanding conditions of a MotoGP race, with good prospects to be in a much better state in three weeks’ time for the race at Aragon.

This means that the World Superbike MV Agusta rider Leon Camier is getting another ride aboard a MotoGP bike, his 4th this year. So far, Camier did not finish in Indianapolis, has managed to secure his first MotoGP point arriving 15th in the Czech Republic at Brno and was just off the points zone, finishing in the 16th position at Silverstone.

Nicky Hayden is currently in the 16th position overall with 29 points, but it looks like he will switch places with Karel Abraham, who is only one point down. Hayden still has good chances of improving his placement in the overall standing by the end of the season, as the rest of the guys are significantly behind. The best placed rider after Hayden and Abraham is Ducati’s test rider Michele Pirro, followed by PBM’s Broc Parkes (7 points), Avintia rider Mike Di Meglio and ART’s Danilo Petrucci with 4.

MotoGP returns to the Italian peninsula with the GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, the 12-14 September weekend in Misano. The top riders are Marc Marquez (288), Dani Pedrosa (199), Valentino Rossi (189), Jorge Lorenzo (157) and Andrea Dovizioso (129). The best Open Class rider is Still Aleix Espargaro, 92 points, 6th overall.

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