A couple of days ago, news broke that Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden had been involved in a collision with a car while cycling near Rimini, Italy. He is currently in a critical condition, and remains in intensive care in an Italian hospital – and his friend Valentino Rossi has penned a letter to the ‘Kentucky Kid’ wishing him the speediest of recoveries.
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 Hayden’s condition was stabilised, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy said: “Nicky Hayden’s clinical condition remains extremely critical. The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Bufalini hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage. The prognosis remains reserved.”
Valentino Rossi has published a letter to Nicky on Facebook, remembering the good moments that they shared on and off track during the 13 seasons they competed together in the MotoGP – and wishing the current WSBK rider the speediest of recoveries.