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Hayden: “It was a shame about the crash”

Hayden: “It was a shame about the crash”

Aspar MotoGP Team’s Nicky Hayden was gutted about being taken out by Steven Bradl during the #ItalianGP.

Nicky Hayden started with determination, gaining four places on the opening laps, and set a strong pace. The American had improved confidence thanks to a modification made before the race, and was ready to try to better his result from Le Mans. However, going through Turn 4 on the fourth lap of the race, another rider collided with him and he could not do anything to avoid a crash. He escaped unscathed, but was unable to finish the race.

Nicky Hayden: “It was a shame about the crash today. We had begun the race well and the feeling with the bike was optimal. The start was very hectic, with many riders overtaking on every corner, and then on the fourth lap I went down. I was very close to Bradl when his bike skidded a few metres from me and I collided with him. I was accelerating and I could not avoid it; it was a racing incident. Before the race we made a small modification to the front and it was very productive. We knew the temperature was going to be higher than the rest of the weekend, so I started cautiously, trying to understand the grip level of the front end. I feel bad about finishing the weekend like this, because we had a good pace -even this morning on old tyres- and I was sure we would get a positive result here in Mugello. Fortunately I emerged unscathed from the crash, so now we must move on and think about the next race."

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Nicky Hayden, Aspar MotoGP Team

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