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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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Updated Date: Oct 18, 2016 20:41:16 IST