MotoGP: Hayden to step in for injured Pedrosa at Phillip Island

The Kentucky Kid will hope to score some points for Honda as the 2016 Constructor's title is still up for grabs

Overdrive October 18, 2016 20:41:16 IST
MotoGP: Hayden to step in for injured Pedrosa at Phillip Island

The 2006 MotoGP world champion, Nicky Hayden has been asked to step in for the injured Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa at the next MotoGP round at Philip Island, Australia. Pedrosa suffered a disastrous crash during practice at last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. He broke his right collarbone and underwent surgery on Saturday in Barcelona, Spain. Hiroshi Aoyama, Honda’s test rider, rode Pedrosa’s RC213V at the race on Sunday, ending the race fifteenth.

Hayden is pretty upbeat about the opportunity to ride a factory MotoGP machine...

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