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Nicky Hayden

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Nicky Hayden

American professional motorcycle racer, who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006 add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1981.

Countries: (37%), Italy (21%), Spain (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Honda, Ducati, Valentino Rossi

Linked to: Honda, Ducati, Ducati Corse, Repsol Honda

 

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Nicky Hayden was born in 1981 add something

 

"'Nicholas "Nicky" Patrick Hayden"' , nicknamed "'The Kentucky Kid"', is an American professional motorcycle racer, who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006 add something


1983

Roger Lee Hayden - "'Roger Lee Hayden"' is an American professional motorcycle racer, the younger brother of both 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden and AMA Superbike Championship rider Tommy Hayden


1999

In 1999, Hayden won his first Grand National Championship race and took Rookie of the Year honors add something

 

In 1999, he won the AMA Supersport championship on board a privateer Honda add something


2000

In 2000, Nicky Hayden won the Springfield Short Track add something


2001

In 2001, his first full season as an AMA superbike racer, he came within 40 points of winning the championship, finishing behind only champion Mat Mladin and runner-up Eric Bostrom add something


2002

In 2002, despite racing in just a handful of dirt-track events, Hayden was able to win four races: Springfield Short Track , Springfield TT, and Peoria TT add something

 

The 2002 season, however, would see Hayden answering the bell: he won the Daytona 200 on a Honda Superbike en route to becoming the youngest ever AMA Superbike Champion, defeating reigning treble champion Mat Mladin, among others add something

 

The win at the 2002 Peoria TT came after beating thirteen-time Peoria winner, Chris Carr, despite starting from the penalty line add something


2004

In 2004, however, Hayden had a difficult year and was widely critiqued, luckily he answered critics with his first win in 2005 add something


2005

In 2005, Hayden finished third in the MotoGP championship points standings behind Marco Melandri and series winner Valentino Rossi add something

 

Colin Edwards - His best result for 2005 was a second position at Laguna Seca, behind compatriot Nicky Hayden


2006

For 2006, Hayden was charged with spearheading Repsol & Honda's championship aspirations, and was the only rider to be handed the full 2006 Honda bike during pre-season testing add something

 

Hayden won the 2006 title that day by finishing 3rd behind race winner Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi add something

 

In the last race of the season on October 29, 2006 Rossi crashed on lap 5 trying to make up for a poor start add something

 

Colin Edwards - After qualifying 6th for round 9 at Assen, he was delayed by Rossi's early crash and was in next to last place at the end of the first lap , however he fought back to snatch 3rd from Nicky Hayden at the final corner after Hayden ran out of fuel, gaining a measure of revenge for the 2006 race at the track

 

Loris Capirossi - Capirossi and Ducati started the 2006 season with a striking victory and he had a second place in both the French and Italian grand prix, tying for first in Moto GP points with American Nicky Hayden

 

Troy Bayliss - His impressive victory was somewhat overshadowed by the dramatic events involving Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden that ultimately determined the 2006 title winner


2007

His MotoGP racing number changed from 69 to 1 for the 2007 season add something

 

Grand Prix motorcycle racing - & Bridgestone had dominated in 2007 and & Michelin riders Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Dani_Pedrosa, and Colin Edwards all acknowledged shortcomings in Michelin's race tyres relative to Bridgestone


2008

By the middle of 2008 it was strongly suspected by fans, media, and the MotoGP paddock already, and later supported by Hayden's own admission during a press conference that he would be leaving Honda, that Hayden would be joining the Ducati Marlboro Team to ride alongside Casey Stoner for the 2009 MotoGP season add something

 

In 2008, Nicky ran his old number 69 since Casey Stoner earned the right to run the number 1 plate after winning the MotoGP title in 2007 add something

 

The rumour was confirmed on September 12, 2008, when Hayden stated during a Dorna press conference, "It's no secret add something


2009

Hayden finished the 2009 MotoGP championship in 13th place , his worst result in 7 years of racing MotoGP. His championship campaign was marked by remarkable misfortune, being speared off the track on three different occasions, resulting in no point scoring races add something

 

On August 30, 2009, Hayden finished 3rd at Indianapolis add something

 

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 add something

 

Casey Stoner - Stoner remained with Ducati for the 2009 season with new team mate Nicky Hayden, with a further option for a 4th season in 2010


2010

On August 28, 2010, Hayden extended his partnership with Ducati, signing a two-year contract extension with the factory team add something

 

Valentino Rossi - On 15 August 2010, after the Brno race, Rossi confirmed he would ride for Ducati Corse, signing a two-year deal starting in , joining former Honda racing team-mate Nicky Hayden on the team


2011

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - A Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 'Edition 1' with AMG Performance package was delivered to Nicky Hayden on 5 April 2011


2013

It was announced on October 17, 2013, that Hayden had signed with the Aspar Racing Team for the season add something


2015

The FIM named him a Legend in November 2015 prior to the 2015 Valencian motorcycle Grand Prix add something


2017

Hayden remained at Ten Kate Honda for the 2017 season, partnered by Stefan Bradl add something

 

Hayden's final race was the second race of the Motul Italian Round held on May 14, 2017 where he finished in 12th place add something

 

On May 17, 2017, Hayden was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Italy add something

 

On May 17, 2017, Hayden was hit by a car while riding his bicycle near Rimini, Italy add something

 

After no signs of recovery, Hayden died in the hospital on May 22, 2017, five days after the accident add something

 

In September 2017, results of the accident investigation were released add something


2018

Hayden was posthumously inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2018 add something

 

On June 8, 2018, the City of Owensboro unveiled the Nicky Hayden Memorial Sculpture honoring the late Owensboro native champion add something