“I was at home when I heard about Hayden,” said Rossi, who lives a few kilometres away from the place of the incident. “It was a shock. We have spent so much time together. He was a great rider, he won a world title and competed many years at the highest level, but first of all he is a very good guy, always friendly. A cool type. In 2006 we battled for the championship till the end and he beat me, but to lose from him is less painful. I congratulated him at the end of the race in Valencia. In 2015, after what happened in Valencia he shook my hand on track. He gave me courage in such a difficult moment. I learn from the doctors on spot on the incident that Nicky’s conditions were critical since the beginning. I hope for the best, even if the situation is serious”.