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Sore Hayden back on track at Le Mans

Sore Hayden back on track at Le Mans

Having crashed out of the Alice Grand Prix de France when on course for his best result of the season so far, it was a somewhat sorer Nicky Hayden who took to the track for two days of post-race testing at Le Mans.

Having crashed out of the Alice Grand Prix de France when on course for his best result of the season so far, it was a somewhat sorer Nicky Hayden who took to the track for two days of post-race testing at Le Mans. The reigning World Champion spoke to motogp.com after an extended run-out to divulge information about his current condition.

"I've felt a lot better in my life, but the doctor said that I wouldn't do any more damage to my sore chest for Mugello if I rode a bit of post-race testing. Sitting at home on the couch wasn't really an option with the way results are going," said Hayden.

‘Trick Daddy' focused almost exclusively on tyre testing during his on-track outings, and explained just how essential such work was for Repsol Honda.

"It's obvious that we need to work on our wet tyres just as much as our race tyres, so we've just been concentrating on that. Sunday was the first time that I'd really ridden the bike with that setting and tyres in the wet," added ‘The Kentucky Kid.'

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MotoGP, 2007, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Nicky Hayden

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