Hayden Out Of Valencia Test

Paul Carruthers | November 8, 2011

Nicky Hayden has just reported on his Twitter account that his right wrist is broken in two places, knocking the Marlboro Ducati rider out of the all-important two-day test of the new Ducati 1000 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. Hayden was knocked down in turn one of Sunday’s MotoGP in a four-rider crash with initial X-rays showing there were no broken bones.

“Think my test is probably over. Just got back from hospital and wrist is broken in 2 spots,” Hayden Tweeted this morning from Spain.Thus far, Casey Stoner is leading the way at the test with a 1:32.654 ahead of Dani Pedrosa, Ben Spies, Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizisio (riding the 800cc Yamaha in a shakedown before going to the new 1000), Hector Barbera, Randy de Puniet and Cal Crutchlow.

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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.