Hayden to make MotoGP return at Aragón
23 September 2014 – Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden will be back in action this weekend at MotorLand Aragón following wrist surgery.
The Aspar rider has missed the last four events after surgery on his right wrist back in July, but says he is now ready to return. He had been replaced by Leon Camier.
"I am really happy to finally return to action this weekend. Racing motorcycles is not only my job but my passion and it has not been easy for me to miss so many races," said the 33-year-old American.
"At the moment I do not want to set any objectives other than to get back out there and see how I feel," he added.
"I am looking forward to seeing the team again and I can't wait to get back to the serious work on Friday.
"My arm and wrist feel quite strong and the movement has improved. I didn't want to come back until I knew I had done everything I could to recover and I am happy with the result.
"I managed to get on the podium the first year we raced at MotorLand [in 2010], I quite like the circuit and it has some fun corners."