The condition of former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains extremely critical after his accident, a statement from the Bufalini hospital of Cesena said on Friday.

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The 35-year-old motorcycle racer remains in intensive care for the second night in a row, with his family by his side.

The hospital statement said his condition is still "extremely critical" due to the multiple traumas he sustained.

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A car crashed into Hayden's bicycle on Wednesday while he was riding with some friends in the northern Italian city of Rimini.

After the accident, Hayden was treated on-site by medical staff and taken by ambulance to a hospital near Rimini for immediate treatment.

The 2006 MotoGP champion was then transferred to Cesena, where he remains in the intensive care unit.

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Hayden's Honda WSBK team has released a statement saying: "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."


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