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Nicky Hayden

1981-07-30 - 2017-05-22 (age 35)

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Nicky Hayden: Remembering motorsport's much-loved "one-off"

On the anniversary of his untimely death in 2017, Autosport sat down with two former team-mates - Dani Pedrosa and Michael van der Mark - to remember 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden and the qualities which made him a motorsport hero

MotoGP to retire Nicky Hayden's #69 as tribute to late 2006 champion

MotoGP will officially retire Nicky Hayden's #69 from competition use as a tribute to the late 2006 world champion

Driver involved in Nicky Hayden's fatal crash sentenced

The driver involved in 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden's fatal cycling collision last year has been given a one-year suspended prison sentence

Andrea Dovizioso reminds Marc Marquez of Nicky Hayden in 2006

Andrea Dovizioso's current MotoGP title challenge is reminiscent of the late Nicky Hayden's championship-winning 2006 campaign, reckons Marc Marquez

Nicky Hayden funeral and memorial fund details announced

Nicky Hayden's funeral will be held on Monday, the family of the 2006 MotoGP champion have announced

Obituary: MotoGP title-winner Nicky Hayden, 1981-2017

Riding and racing motorcycles was a life-long passion for 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who died on Monday as a result of injuries sustained in a cycling accident in Italy

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies from cycling crash injuries

The 2006 MotoGP champion, Nicky Hayden has died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while cycling in Italy last Wednesday

Nicky Hayden remains in 'very critical' and unchanged condition

World Superbike Championship rider and 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains in a "very critical" and unchanged condition in hospital in Italy, following his cycling accident on Wednesday

Nicky Hayden's condition still 'serious' on Friday morning

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden's condition remained unchanged overnight, with doctors saying he is still in an 'extremely serious' condition following his cycling accident

Nicky Hayden suffered severe brain damage in cycling accident

Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP world champion, suffered severe brain damage as the result of his bicycle accident, a medical statement issued on Thursday confirmed

Nicky Hayden in serious condition after cycling accident

Former MotoGP champion and current Honda World Superbike factory rider Nicky Hayden is in a serious condition, having sustained injuries in a road accident while cycling in Italy

Nicky Hayden: Honda MotoGP team return already emotional

Nicky Hayden says that returning to the garage of the factory Honda outfit with which he won the 2006 MotoGP title was an emotional experience

Crutchlow: Miller, not Hayden, should've been Pedrosa's stand-in

Cal Crutchlow thought his former MotoGP team-mate Jack Miller was the "natural call" to replace injured factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa in the Australian Grand Prix, rather than Nicky Hayden

Honda MotoGP team calls up Nicky Hayden to replace injured Pedrosa

Nicky Hayden will return to MotoGP for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, replacing Honda's Dani Pedrosa

Nicky Hayden to return to MotoGP at Aragon with Marc VDS Honda

Nicky Hayden will return to MotoGP this weekend at Aragon, to stand in for Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden to leave MotoGP for WSBK

Nicky Hayden, the 2006 world champion, will leave MotoGP for the World Superbike Championship with Ten Kate Honda in 2016 after a 13-year career in grand prix motorcycle racing

Camier keeps Aspar MotoGP seat for Misano as Hayden recovers

Leon Camier will get a further MotoGP outing with Aspar at Misano next weekend, with Nicky Hayden delaying his return until the following event at Aragon

Leon Camier to stand in for Nicky Hayden in Aspar MotoGP team

Briton Leon Camier will stand in for Nicky Hayden on the Aspar Honda for the next two MotoGP rounds as the 2006 world champion recovers from wrist surgery

Aspar MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden undergoes further wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden has undergone further wrist surgery to try to tackle his long-standing injury during MotoGP's summer break

Hayden, Petrucci cleared to ride in MotoGP practice at Barcelona

Recovering MotoGP riders Nicky Hayden and Danilo Petrucci have both been given medical clearance to ride in practice at Barcelona but will then have their fitness reassessed

Mugello MotoGP: Nicky Hayden putting fitness first after withdrawing

Nicky Hayden said it was time to listen to doctors' advice after withdrawing from MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix due to continuing pain in his right wrist

Aspar MotoGP team switches to Honda, signs Nicky Hayden

Leading CRT squad Aspar will compete in MotoGP next year using Honda's production racer, and with 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden as one of its riders

Dovizioso, Hayden: no animosity over last-corner MotoGP Indy clash

Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso say there is no animosity over their last-corner collision in the Indianapolis MotoGP race, despite Dovizioso saying Hayden's pass was 'not safe'

Nicky Hayden loses Ducati MotoGP seat for 2014

Nicky Hayden has confirmed that he will lose his Ducati MotoGP seat at the end of 2013

Revised Ducati no huge improvement, say Dovizioso and Hayden

Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden suggest the revised Desmosedici GP13 is not much of an improvement

Ducati riders Hayden and Dovizioso positive over new chassis

Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso believe Ducati's new MotoGP chassis is proof the team is heading in the right direction

Nicky Hayden sure of Ducati turnaround despite gap to the front

Nicky Hayden has complete faith that Ducati can turn its MotoGP fortunes around, even though he thinks an enormous step is needed to get back on terms with the leaders

Marc Marquez will change MotoGP, predicts Nicky Hayden

Marc Marquez has the potential to change the face of MotoGP, reckons Ducati rider Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden admits Ducati has lost ground in first MotoGP test

Nicky Hayden admitted that Ducati appeared to have fallen even further back after the first two days of 2013 MotoGP testing at Sepang

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden says Ducati progress clear even in wet

Nicky Hayden shrugged off the effective loss of second practice, and declared himself happy with Ducati's start to MotoGP's 2012 finale at Valencia

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden quickest in wet first practice

Nicky Hayden set the pace in a wet opening practice session for MotoGP's 2012 finale at Valencia

Australia MotoGP: Rossi, Hayden say Ducati struggling for direction

Ducati is struggling to find the right direction and still has to refine its raceday set-up according to riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden discovers hand fracture after Aragon crash

Nicky Hayden has revealed he sustained another injury to his right hand in the crash that ended his Aragon Grand Prix

Nicky Hayden confused by Casey Stoner's retiring from MotoGP

Nicky Hayden has admitted he is confused by his former team-mate Casey Stoner's decision to retire from MotoGP

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhurt in crash

Nicky Hayden has been given full medical clearance after his Aragon Grand Prix accident and will be fit to compete in the next MotoGP round in Japan

Aragon MotoGP: Ducati's Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden rue crashes

Ducati's Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden reckon their crashes in Aragon qualifying cost them chances of showing better pace

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden leads delayed, quiet opening practice

Nicky Hayden set the pace in a largely pointless first MotoGP practice session at Aragon

Misano MotoGP: Nicky Hayden wants to judge injury in dry weather

Nicky Hayden says he will not be able to judge if he is fit to compete at Misano this weekend until he gets some dry running

Nicky Hayden still a doubt for Misano; Valentino Rossi prepares for 'special' race

Nicky Hayden remains a doubt for the forthcoming San Marino Grand Prix, although the American says he is hopeful of competing

Nicky Hayden to miss Czech MotoGP race due to Indianapolis injuries

Ducati has confirmed that Nicky Hayden will have to miss this weekend's Czech Grand Prix to fully recover from the injuries he sustained in his Indianapolis qualifying crash

Nicky Hayden in doubt for Brno MotoGP race

Ducati says Nicky Hayden could miss next weekend's Czech Grand Prix to ensure he is fully fit for the following MotoGP race at Misano after his Indianapolis qualifying crash

Nicky Hayden expects Ducati to prosper and score best result of MotoGP season at Indianapolis

Nicky Hayden believes the 1000cc Ducati will be well-suited to the Indianapolis circuit, and expects to score his best result of 2012 so far in this weekend's MotoGP race

Nicky Hayden to stay in Ducati MotoGP team for 2013

Nicky Hayden has agreed a contract extension and will stay with Ducati's works MotoGP squad for 2013

Ducati riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden get updates for Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will have access to a selection of updates in this weekend's US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, Ducati has confirmed

Nicky Hayden denies being in World Superbike talks with Ducati and insists he wants MotoGP seat

Nicky Hayden has denied being in discussions over a switch to the Superbike World Championship with Ducati, and says he is determined to remain in the Italian firm's MotoGP line-up

Nicky Hayden thinks Ducati has tyre wear solution

Nicky Hayden is optimistic that Ducati has a solution for the high tyre wear that he feels was the major factor in his disappointing result in the last MotoGP round at Silverstone

Rossi and Hayden hope Ducati's MotoGP testing work leads to Silverstone progress

Ducati's Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden believe Silverstone will be important in assessing the true measure of the progress the team made during MotoGP's recent tests at Barcelona and Aragon

Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi pleased to gain on leaders in Catalunya MotoGP qualifying

Ducati's Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi said they were both pleased to have closed the gap to the front during MotoGP qualifying at Catalunya, even if they also had individual complaints with the GP12

Nicky Hayden bemoans electronics glitch after struggling to 11th for Ducati at Estoril

Nicky Hayden says a defective electronics system was the cause of his struggles in MotoGP's third round of the season at Estoril

Valentino Rossi optimistic for Estoril after adopting Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden's set-up

Valentino Rossi says he is optimistic that he will be able to extract more performance from the Ducati at Estoril this weekend, after taking team-mate Nicky Hayden's lead on set-up

Rossi pin-points corner entry speed after qualifying 13th, two seconds down on Hayden, in Jerez

Valentino Rossi says corner entry speed is the fundamental reason for his continued struggles on the Ducati GP12

Nicky Hayden's Mugello running spoiled by rain

Nicky Hayden's attempt to regain lost testing time at Mugello this week was spoiled by heavy rain at the Italian track

Nicky Hayden staying cool over Ducati's pace despite strong start in Qatar MotoGP practice

Nicky Hayden says he is not getting too excited about his rapid time in the opening free practice session for MotoGP's Qatar Grand Prix on Thursday night

Nicky Hayden sets the pace on a rain-affected second

Ducati's Nicky Hayden set the pace on a rain-affected second day of testing at Jerez, though the American set his time on an almost-dry track near the end of the day

Hayden backs MotoGP's Claiming Rule Teams concept

Nicky Hayden has backed MotoGP's Claiming Rule Teams concept, and says he hopes the teams running under the new lower-cost regulation will not be too far off the pace

Rossi and Hayden confident Ducati can be frontrunner once it has understood GP12

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are confident that Ducati just needs time to fully understand its new GP12 before it can be a MotoGP frontrunner again

Nicky Hayden delighted with recovery after shoulder surgery

Nicky Hayden felt his 2012 season could get underway properly in Sepang testing on Tuesday, as his shoulder held up well following recent surgery

Nicky Hayden set for shoulder surgery

Nicky Hayden will undergo surgery on Monday to try and resolve the shoulder problem that hampered him in pre-season testing at Sepang this week

Nicky Hayden sidelined by shoulder pain on day two of Sepang test

Nicky Hayden could only manage 16 laps of running on the second day of MotoGP winter testing at Sepang today before pain from his injured shoulder forced the Ducati rider to pull out

Nicky Hayden optimistic he will be fit for first MotoGP winter test at Sepang

Nicky Hayden is hopeful that he will be fit for the first pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang, despite injuring himself recently in a motorcycle crash