Determined to prove his worth on the nearly untameable DucatiDesmosedici RR, Nicky Hayden has once again spectacularly crashed during qualification sessions. In the previous MotoGP round at California, we were in awe as we watched him casually hop on his second bike and head back out after a huge crash. Obviously that wasn’t good enough, so for Germany he did one better by catapulting himself into Ducati Pramac rider Niccolo Canepa, who also looked to be just beginning his own highside. While poor Canepa was carried off on a stretcher, Hayden skipped along next to him.
Amazingly, Hayden has gone on to impressive finishes in both rounds with a 5th in Laguna then 8th in Germany. Okay, we get it. Nicky Hayden is not a chicken and getting hurt from epic highsides is for wussies. Clearly they don’t make neither in Kentucky.