HAYDEN CRACKING UP
Nicky Hayden had a bizarre experience in race one in Holland, fighting his way forward and then losing places as his bike started to misbehave beneath him. His team eventually found a cracked engine hanger on the right side of the chassis, which could have been caused by a collision on the first corner with Michael van der Mark. Hayden, who had been as high as tenth from 13th on the grid, was eventually 14th in race one after his bike started to go wandering around under him. He finished an improved ninth in race two.
Hayden was hampered by a cracked engine mount after a turn one collision