Red Bull Honda: There is Absolutely No Change In Nick Hayden's Condition

BRAIN DAMAGE Nicky Hayden is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car while out training on his bicycle

"Nicky Hayden's condition remains extremely serious".

Hayden, from Owensboro, Kentucky, was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital near Rimini before being transfered to the facility in Cesana.

The American was taken to hospital on Wednesday after being struck by a auto while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic coast following a Superbike race at the Imola circuit at the weekend.

ROME May 18 Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden spent a second day in intensive care on Thursday after colliding with a auto while cycling in eastern Italy, the American's Honda World Superbike team said on Thursday. Once Nicky's condition was stabilized, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.

From the past season, he returned to the Superbike Championship with the Red Bull World Superbike Honda, replacing Sylvain Guintoli alongside Michel van der Mark.

He suffered head and chest injuries in the accident and has been placed in an induced coma, according to reports.




"As well as having his fiancé Jackie by his side, Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States..." He was 13th in the points following the latest Superbike race at Imola.

Hayden, who has also raced for Ducati, won the MotoGP world championship for the Repsol Honda team in 2006.

In 2016, he returned to the Superbike World Championship with the Ten Kate Racing-run Honda squad, now known as the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team.

"Come on Nicky, we're all with you", he said.

The dangers of training on public roads have been highlighted in recent weeks by other accidents affecting professional athletes.

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