Nicky Hayden – Nicky Hayden is 6th in the 2016 Superbike World Championship with a win at Sepang. The pilot will return to MotoGP next week at the Aragon. He won a MotoGP world championship with Honda in 2006, and he will replace the injured Jack Miller.
Earlier this year, Jack ran the first test at Sepang for a fracture of the tibia and fibula of his right leg making a cross at Bellpuig. Then, he didn’t run at the GP of Germany after a fall in the warm-up. Where he sustained head and vertebral fracture at the wrist of the right hand. Miller, the winner of the Assen GP, kicked off the Australian tradition of sympathetic “shoey” (drinking from booties on the podium). Then, we saw it with Ricciardo and Rossi in Misano. Miller will come back in Japan.
Nicky Hayden: “I’d drive still a MotoGP bike.”
Nicky Hayden could run already at Silverstone, but then it didn’t. This should be the right time. The HRC can also get interesting reviews on the development of RC213-V “satellite”. Hayden wasn’t at Silverstone for a simple pleasure to visit. He was instead ready to get suit and helmet and climb the Honda of Miller if the Australian had not could run. Many in the paddock would be happy to reconsider in the race the guy from Kentucky and he would not unwelcome a throwback for a weekend. “Jack is a friend, I would never replace it due to a physical problem. However, there was a possibility he couldn’t run,” said Nicky Hayden. “Honda asked my availability, and I would have loved to race in MotoGP. Silverstone is a circuit I like very much. Would be fun.”
“I’d drive still a MotoGP bike.” said the pilot at Silverstone. “The last time was with an Open and wasn’t so much fun. Never say never. I find interesting the changes in tires and electronics. I saw all races when the flag-to-flag is unpredictable. But I prefer when it runs dry, and everything is more normal.” Nicky Hayden has his idea of the 2016 MotoGP world championship. “There’s never anything impossible. I know the MotoGP, and there’s still nothing decided. Marc is very clever. He’s not repeating the mistakes of the past and Valentino, and Lorenzo will have more difficulty. However, there are many races in a few weeks and can change many things.”