Nicky Hayden In Critical Condition

Todd Singleton
May 20, 2017

"He is still in intensive care and suffered a severe polytrauma, resulting in very serious brain damage", the hospital added.

WorldSBK star Nicky Hayden's condition remains unchanged and still extremely critical, according to doctors this evening.

He started his MotoGP career with Honda in 2003 immediately after winning the AMA Superbike championship.

The 35-year-old Owensboro native was training on his bicycle when he was hit by a auto between Tavoleto and Riccione, south of the resort town of Rimini.

Nicky Hayden remains in extremely critical condition at an Italian hospital with severe brain and chest injuries after he was hit by a auto while cycling.

The American 2006 MotoGP champion and WSBK racer from Owensboro, Kentucky sustained grave injuries from the collision and has been put into a medically-induced coma. He was later transferred to Bufalini Hospital in Cesena.

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His brother Tommy and mother Rose have flown in from the USA to be by his bedside with Hayden's fiance Jackie, Team Honda wrote on its website. He was over there to race in the World Superbike championship on Sunday.

"After a few years we fought for the title down to the last race in Valencia and, unfortunately for me, he won and became MotoGP world champion". He is 13th in this season's Superbike standings.

Italian great Valentino Rossi, hailed his former team mate as "one of the best friends I have had in the paddock".

"Hayden was involved in a training accident whilst cycling in Italy".

"More updates will come as soon as they are announced".

Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome escaped unhurt this month while having his bike written off in a hit-and-run incident near his Monaco home.

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