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.
— Jack peter miller (@jackmilleraus) May 23, 2017
— Colin Edwards (@texastornado5) May 23, 2017
It hit home hearing the passing of Nicky Hayden, thoughts and prayers with his family and friends a bloke taken way to soon, rest easy mate pic.twitter.com/gF8KV5fM3Y
— Scott McLaughlin (@smclaughlin93) May 23, 2017
Always in my heart, champ. RIP Nicky. #69 pic.twitter.com/ML35Qm7f1g
— Dani Pedrosa (@26_DaniPedrosa) May 22, 2017
— Jorge Lorenzo (@lorenzo99) May 22, 2017
Dear Nicky, you will be missed. May God hold you high, you are forever in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/QSGH1xusWU
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 22, 2017
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) May 22, 2017
It’s a very sad day to hear the unfortunate news of Nicky passing 🙏 My sincere condolences go to All Nicky family and friends 🙏
RIP Nicky pic.twitter.com/2tY0Iik6yg
— Wayne Gardner (@TheWayneGardner) May 22, 2017
— Casey Stoner (@Official_CS27) May 22, 2017
A beautiful person, genuine and real.
RIP mate. pic.twitter.com/UiDwzhe67N
— Mark Webber (@AussieGrit) May 22, 2017
RIP Nicky Hayden 💔 pic.twitter.com/JvP8e1re5f
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) May 22, 2017
Saddened by the news that Nicky Hayden has passed. Honored to have met him. My heart goes out to his family and friends across the world.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 22, 2017
One of the best ever and good friend. Always in my heart Rip Nicky Hayden…..#69 #🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/gXWEzr1GBT
— Maverick Viñales (@maverickmack25) May 22, 2017
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) May 22, 2017
— Ben Spies (@BenSpies11) May 22, 2017
Bloody hell that’s sad about Nicky Hayden. Like so many others, lives life on the awesome skilful edge then something else takes them away 😢
— Martin Brundle (@MBrundleF1) May 22, 2017
— Ind. Motor Speedway (@IMS) May 22, 2017
Nicky Hayden 1981-2017. We all will miss you pic.twitter.com/k0uyowmv9Z
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) May 22, 2017