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Nicky Hayden plays down Phillip Island fall

Nicky Hayden plays down Phillip Island fall

Nicky Hayden plays down Phillip Island fall

In a statement on his website, Nicky Hayden confirmed that he had suffered no serious effects from his spectacular fall in Phillip Island last week. The American continues the development of the newest RC211V whilst Dani Pedrosa adjusts to the premier class, and in Phillip Island he was one of the fastest of a packed lineup.

"Don´t worry, all is fine after my fall at Phillip Island. Other than a sore foot and missing some track time, all is good. The team said I was doing about 115mph when I stepped off, so it´s nice there wasn´t any real drama. I just tucked the front over some bumps in turn three going faster than I had all day. A little too much lean angle and I fell. Other than that, we´re just putting some laps down getting ready for the new season and sorting out new parts and stuff for me to improve on"

Taking a little time off from the hard work that continues for the Repsol Honda team, Hayden gave his official website the lowdown on his current plans and how he passed the time in Australia on a rather slower two wheeled machine….. "Before the test I went to check out the views by bicycle around Phillip Island. Now I´m going back home to California and then it´s back to Malaysia"

MotoGP, 2006, Nicky Hayden

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