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Canepa forgives Hayden for qualifying crash

Canepa forgives Hayden for qualifying crash

Pramac Racing rider O.K. following Sachsenring collision.

Niccolò Canepa was involved in three crashes on Saturday in Germany, but the most spectacular was no fault of his own. The Italian was hit from behind by Nicky Hayden, who he later forgave for the incident. Teammate Mika Kallio was fighting the pain suffered in a previous fall, but managed to place tenth in the session.

Niccolò Canepa - 15th

"What a hit ! I didn't understand what happened until I saw the replay while I was in the mobile clinic. When I was on the ground after the accident I saw and heard Hayden saying to me "Sorry, sorry, sorry", but I didn't understand why. He doesn't have to worry because this sort of thing can happen and the most important thing is that both of us are ok and ready to race tomorrow. I suffered a hard contusion on my back, head and ankle, but nothing is broken. I felt a lot of heat in my lower back but everything seems back to normality now. I want to thank the mobile clinic doctors who have helped me to relax and will do everything possible to put me back in top form for tomorrow's race."

Mika Kallio -10th

"A very intense day. This morning we have done really well with a dry surface keeping really close to the first positions. Then, in the afternoon with a really wet surface, we stayed in the top ten and conquered the fourth row. Any weather condition that there is, we are trustful to be able to be between the fastest guys. I am sorry for Niccolò because he was having a good qualifying session and I hope he will be ok for tomorrow's race."

MotoGP, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing

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