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Tributes flow for MotoGP champion Hayden

Tom Howard

Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 - 10:41am

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The motorsport fraternity has paid tribute to 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden who succumbed to severe head injuries sustained in a cycling crash in Italy last week.

A statement released this morning confirmed the passing of the popular American, known as ‘The Kentucky Kid’, who enjoyed a successful motorcycle career in MotoGP and the World Superbike Championship.

The 35-year-old’s tragic death has sparked a flood tributes from across the world to commemorate the life of the motorcycle great.

View a selection of tributes assembled below.

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