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Nicky Hayden

American motorcycle racer
Hayden in 2016

Nicholas "Nicky" Patrick Hayden (July 30, 1981 – May 22, 2017), nicknamed The Kentucky Kid, was an American professional motorcycle racer who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006.[1] He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. On September 3, 2009, it was confirmed that Hayden had signed a one-year extension of contract with Ducati for the 2010 MotoGP season, ending speculation of a move away from the team.[2]

On May 17, 2017, Hayden was hit by a car while riding his bicycle near Rimini, Italy.[3] Five days after the accident, Hayden died in the hospital in Cesena, Italy on May 22, 2017 at the age of 35.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lostia, Michele; Elizalde, Pablo (September 10, 2008). "Hayden hints at Ducati deal". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. "Hayden agrees 2010 Ducati deal". Insidebikes. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  3. "American Superbike rider Nicky Hayden hit by car while cycling". USA Today. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  4. "Hayden non ce l'ha fatta: il pilota è morto dopo 5 giorni di coma". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  5. "Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP world champion, dies five days after bike crash". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-05-22.

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