Injured Haydon may not ride at Silverstone

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The first time that the Foggy Petronas World Superbike team races on British soil it could be one rider short.

James Haydon is currently awaiting the results of a scan of his neck to see whether he is fit to race in the sixth round of the World Superbike championship, at Silverstone, on Sunday.

Haydon crashed at over 100mph in the last round of the championship at Oschersleben, Germany, two weeks ago. He was initially thought to be unhurt but decided to sit out the second race as a precaution.

Later his neck muscles appeared to go in to spasm and the condition worsened, getting more painful throughout the week.

The British rider is hoping that the results of the scan will come back clear, allowing the him to race on Sunday. But even if he gets out on track, the pain he is experiencing could adversely affect his form.

Haydon said: " I can’t believe that this has happened just before Silverstone, when I was really looking forward to racing in front of my British fans. "

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