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Nicky Hayden’s Memorial – OWB (June, 9th)

Nicky Hayden’s Memorial – OWB (June, 9th)

Nΐcky Hayden #69, July 30 1981 – May 22 2017

Nΐcky Hayden #69, July 30 1981 – May 22 2017

1999 AMA Supersport Champion

2002 AMA Superbike Champion (youngest ever)

2002 Daytona 200 Winner

2006 MotoGP World Champion

Nicky Hayden and his signature smile were able…

Nicky Hayden and his signature smile were able to rest a few weeks during the 2015/2016 off season at his home in Owensboro.

2002 AMA Superbike Champion, 2006 MotoGP World Champion

Awful things happen, all over the world, to anyone. And it’s a terrible shame for something so awful to have happened to one so loved as Nicky Hayden, exactly 1 year ago today.

Cruising in the American style

Cruising in the American style

Valentino Rossi gets a lift from team-mate Nicky Hayden, 2012 U.S. GRAND PRIX

Determination

Determination

Nicky Hayden, nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid”, 2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix, Honda RC211V 990cc four-stroke V5, 150kg motorcycle with a 250bhp power output

Finished 3rd and won the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. The RC211V was retired after this race when rules dictated a switch to 800cc for the next season.

Nicky Hayden and his Ducati flying at home GP

Nicky Hayden and his Ducati flying at home GP

2013 RedBull Indianapolis MotoGP

repsol-ariel: Aragon, FP3: The crash collection, part 3 Nicky…

repsol-ariel:

Aragon, FP3: The crash collection, part 3

Nicky crashing by himself wouldn’t have been a big deal. Marshals immediately by his side to help him. 

Unfortunately, a little behind them Marc crashed, wiping out Pol (who’s at this point having a pretty bad day at the office), with both their bikes heading towards the escape road, narrowly avoiding Nicky and the marshals. Great reaction by the marshal who saw the rapidly approaching bikes, and signaled to the others to get away from the bike. 

+Good job by Marc immediately rushing to check up on Pol once he was sure their bikes didn’t hit anyone, despite hurting himself too if his shoulder movements are anything to go by. He was actually still clutching it while riding back to the pits:

+Love that evasive jump by Nicky. If you look at it from another angle, that was a very well-timed reaction:

+Silver lining for Pol is that this day can only get better from here, after this practice session.

Thankfully, all riders and marshals are alright, no major injuries. 

Memories of Aragon 2016

Nicky Hayden, Aragon MotoGP 2016Marc VDS Honda RC213V 1 000 cc …

Nicky Hayden, Aragon MotoGP 2016

Marc VDS Honda RC213V 1 000 cc  four-stroke V4

Love the way the late Nicky Hayden positioned his 2006 MotoGP…

Love the way the late Nicky Hayden positioned his 2006 MotoGP World Championship winning bike on the staircase in his house. Love the deflated front tire 🙂

Miss you

Thanks for a lot of smile.Nicky Hayden manga tribute by Japanese…

Thanks for a lot of smile.

Nicky Hayden manga tribute by Japanese graphic artist Ranka Fujiwara.

The Kentucky Kid would have been 36 today.