Former world champion MotoGP Hayden (35) death

Former world champion MotoGP Hayden (35) death

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The American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden (35) is Monday, died. The former world champion in the MotoGP is in a hospital succumbed to the injuries he suffered in a collision on the bike, notifies the organization of the World Superbike.

Hayden was Wednesday night hit by a car while he was on the bike training. He was after the accident, with heavy brain damage to a hospital in the Italian Rimini. Because his injury is very serious turned out, he was later to the clinic in Cesena.

The world champion in the MotoGP of 2006, since then at the intensive care unit. His condition was the past time as “without prejudice serious” was defined. Hayden was on behalf of Red Bull-Honda active in World Superbike.

The hospital of Cesena reported Monday the death of the American, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “The doctors confirm the death of patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, the consequences of very serious injuries sustained on 17 may.”

With heavy hearts, we have to report that Nicky Hayden has passed away.


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17:26 – 22 may 2017


Hayden was in 2006, Valentino Rossi the boss in the battle for the title in MotoGP. The American won that year, the TT of Assen. The driver drove 218 Grands Prix and won three of those. He was 28 times on the podium in the world cup.

Hayden took in 2015 say goodbye to MotoGP and switched to the world Superbike, but returned last year yet let’s get back in the king’s class of motorsport.

The veteran got in two races on a Honda, first to the injured Jack Miller to replace and then as a substitute of Dani Pedrosa.

Hayden was in Italy, because he had a few days earlier was in the GP of Imola. Several family members, including his mother, brother and fiancée, Jackie, were over from the USA to Hayden.


After the bekendworden of the death of Hayden flocked the statements of support, from within the motorsport and out of it.

Colleagues like Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa had to know in mind when the next of kin of Hayden, but also active athletes such as Chris Froome and several Formula 1 drivers were shocked.

Michael van der Mark, former ‘stable-mate’ of Hayden in the Superbikes, expressed through Instagram his condolences to the family. “Thank you for such an inspiring teammate.”

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