First official statement from the World Superbike team confirms yesterday’s events.
Running a racing team’s PR is hard at the best of times. This moment for the Red Bull Honda racing team and everyone associated with them however, should definitely definitely be categorised as the worst of times.
Naturally the team that Hayden rides for now were quiet with any official statement or confirmation of events yesterday, but within the last few moments, they’ve released their first, full statement.
Whilst offering little new by way of information, it’s good to know that Nicky has the company of his fiancé Jackie by his bedside.
The statement is as follows:
Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden was involved in an incident while cycling near Rimini, Italy yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 17th May)
Following the incident, Nicky was treated on site by medical staff and then taken by ambulance to a hospital near Rimini for immediate treatment. Once Nicky’s condition was stabilised, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Members of Nicky’s team and his fiancé are with him in the hospital.
We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and messages of support and the assistance of emergency and medical services. Once an official statement regarding Nicky’s condition is released by the hospital or Nicky’s family, a further update from the team will be issued.