Nicky Hayden's crash at Aragon today

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Nicky Hayden's crash at Aragon today

Post by crl on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:44 pm

Horrendous. Never seen a crash like this in MotoGP before:


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Re: Nicky Hayden's crash at Aragon today

Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:03 pm

From Hayden's official website:

Fortunately, there were no serious consequences from the American’s frightening incident, which occurred after exiting the track at same point where he had crashed yesterday. This time, he stayed upright until striking the wall and flying over it. Hayden was initially transported to the circuit medical centre and then to the Hospital de Alcañiz for precautionary checks. He has been released and plans to compete in the next round, the Japanese Grand Prix.

But, I still don't understand why he didn't lay the bike down. He might have gone for a tumble, but I would think heading straight into the wall would be much more risky.
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Re: Nicky Hayden's crash at Aragon today

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:From Hayden's official website:

Fortunately, there were no serious consequences from the American’s frightening incident, which occurred after exiting the track at same point where he had crashed yesterday. This time, he stayed upright until striking the wall and flying over it. Hayden was initially transported to the circuit medical centre and then to the Hospital de Alcañiz for precautionary checks. He has been released and plans to compete in the next round, the Japanese Grand Prix.

But, I still don't understand why he didn't lay the bike down. He might have gone for a tumble, but I would think heading straight into the wall would be much more risky.

My guess is, he thought he could get some control of it, keep it on two wheels, and eventually steer it back on course, instead of sliding it, possibly damage the bike, and be done for the race. Yeah, the end result here is the same (a wrecked bike), but I guess he thought he could get enough control
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