Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP Nicky Hayden Talks Injury & Future Ahead of Germany MotoGP (Video)

Nicky Hayden Talks Injury & Future Ahead of Germany MotoGP (Video)

2014 Nicky Hayden Interview

Following five years with Ducati, the American Nicky Hayden joined the Drive M7 Aspar team for the 2014 MotoGP Championship.

But from the first outset on the Open-class Honda RCV1000R, the Kentuckian was lacking performance. He struggled throughout the pre-season, but managed an eight-place finish at the opening round in Qatar.

And this would be his best finish in the opening eight rounds so far in 2014 MotoGP. Besides the under-performing RCV1000R, Hayden also was dealing with a reoccurring wrist injury that plagued him since Valencia (2011). At that race, Hayden crashed, breaking his throttle-hand’s scaphoid.

He underwent surgery in 2013 to cure some pain, but this only offered temporary relief. Ahead of this year’s Catalunya MotoGP (round seven), Hayden underwent another surgery. He would race at Catalunya, finishing 12th.

But the pain remains, and at Assen two weeks ago, Hayden continued to struggle, finishing 17th.

Ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Sachsenring, Hayden discussed the injury, along with his season so far and the future. The entire interview is attached above.

As of this writing, Hayden is 13th in the point standings with 27 points.

Nicky Hayden Talks Injury & Future Ahead of Germany MotoGP (Video)
Drive M7 Aspar’s Nicky Hayden

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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