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Honda Press Release: Nicky Hayden In "Extremely Critical" Condition

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team issued an update on Nicky Hayden's condition:


Update on Nicky Hayden from Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team would like to share the latest news on Nicky Hayden.

As well as having his fiancé Jackie by his side, Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States earlier today.

Below is a statement on Nicky’s condition from the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy.

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Honda Press Release: Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team statement regarding Nicky Hayden

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team have just issued the following statement on the condition of Nicky Hayden after his terrible accident while out cycling:


Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team statement regarding Nicky Hayden

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden was involved in an incident while cycling near Rimini, Italy yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 17th May)

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Nicky Hayden Hospitalized After Cycling Crash In Italy - UPDATE

Nicky Hayden has been hospitalized after a collision with a car while training on his bicycle near Riccione in Italy. According to reports from local newspaper Rimini Today, Hayden was out cycling on Wednesday afternoon when at around 2pm, he was hit by a car. The causes of the accident are as yet uncertain.

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Concessions and control ECU on the cards for WorldSBK?

Momentum for a technical shake-up in WorldSBK has increased but the manner to instigate that change is a big question

The Imola paddock was full of rumor and discussion about changes to the technical regulations for 2018. With Kawasaki and Ducati having shared all but four wins since the start of the 2015 season there have been calls to grant other manufacturers some avenues with which to improve performance. Discussions between the manufacturers took place once again in Italy to lay down a framework for the future.

No answers were forthcoming but with Yamaha and Honda having brought all-new Superbikes to the series in the last year and struggled to compete with the front runners it is clear that the winds of change may be in the air. For 2017 Aprilia increased their involvement with the Milwaukee Aprilia bikes built and prepared in Italy. The former title winning marque has thus far failed live up to preseason expectations.

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2017 Imola World Superbike Race Two Results: Red Flag, Restart, Race, Result

As is customary this weekend, the start of this race was delayed, this time by a red flag caused by Ayrton Badovini's engine exploding into a sheep's worth of cloud on the second lap. The restart took longer than usual as the track was made safe, but eventually an eighteen lap race was started. 

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