MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden Has Passed Away Aged 35

MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden Has Passed Away Aged 35

The 2006 MotoGP champion succumbed to injuries he suffered during a cycling accident

35-year-old Nicky Hayden has died, five days after being involved in a cycling crash. The American rider collided with a car in Rimini, Italy following the Imola World Superbike round.

Hayden remained in a critical condition during his time in intensive and tragically succumbed to his injuries today (Monday).

MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden Has Passed Away Aged 35 - MotoGP

He first competed in MotoGP in 2003 and will be best remembered for ending Valentino Rossi’s five-year-winning streak in 2006, with Hayden taking the title in the final round at Valencia.

The motorsport world has taken to social media to remember the 2006 MotoGP champion.

RIP Kentucky Kid.