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MotoGP world champion dies

MotoGP world champion dies

American motorcyclist Nicky Hayden died at the hospital in the Italian city of Cesena, where he had been admitted since May 17 after being hit by a car, the medical center said in a statement.
The conditions of the 2006 MotoGP world champion and current Superbike rider with the Red Bull team had been critical from the moment he was hit while riding with a group of friends on a bicycle in the Adriatic town of Rimini.
“The Kentucky Kid”, who died this Monday at the age of 36, was considered the last great talent of the American pilot school. The MotoGP world champion was run over by a vehicle on May 17 while training on a road bike in the surroundings of the Italian city of Rimini, close to the scene of the last round of the Superbike World Championship.
Hayden, originally from Owensboro (Kentucky), reached the world championship after proclaiming himself the youngest winner of the United States AMA Superbike Championship in his country, driving a Honda VTR 1000 SP-2, and United States Superbike champion in 2002 .
After a twelve-year career in MotoGP: from 2003 to 2008 in the official team of Honda Racing Corporation, a period of 4 years as an official Ducati rider and two years in Honda Satellite, Hayden made the leap to the World Superbike in 2016.
“The best memory I have of him is when he came to shake my hand after the unfortunate race in Valencia 2015. For him it was goodbye to MotoGP and I had just lost the World Championship. His supportive look inside the helmet is one of the few good memories I have of that day. Come on Nicky, we are all with you! ”His friend Valentino Rossi wrote in a letter shortly after the accident. (Infobae)

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