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Remembering Nicky Hayden: Ride On, Kentucky Kid

May 30, 2017

How do you write an obituary, a friend asked me on Friday. I don’t know. I do know, though, that it is punishing. I have spent hours writing this, then deleting it, only to begin once again. And every time I have typed this out, the words have seemed so unreal that I have found… Read More ›

Nicky Hayden: Obituary as issued by the Hayden family

Nicholas Patrick Hayden July 30, 1981 – May 22, 2017 Nicholas “Nicky” Hayden passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 35, following a May 17 bicycle accident in Italy. Born into a large extended Catholic family in Owensboro, Kentucky, Nicky was the middle child of Earl and Rose Hayden, with two… Read More ›

Valentino Rossi back home following motorcross training accident

UPDATE: May 27, 5.30 pm Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi has returned home from the “Ospedale Infermi” in Rimini, having successfully completed routine diagnostic tests that were scheduled earlier this afternoon. The 38-year-old Italian rider was taken to a local hospital for a medical check-up, where he was diagnosed with mild thoracic and… Read More ›

R.I.P. Nicky Hayden: Official Statement from Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has to announce that Nicky Hayden has succumbed to injuries suffered during an incident while riding his bicycle last Wednesday. Nicky passed away at 19:09 CEST this evening at Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy. His fiancée Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy… Read More ›

World SBK: Update on Nicky Hayden from Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

  The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team would like to share the latest news on Nicky Hayden. As well as having his fiancé Jackie by his side, Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States earlier today. Below is a statement on… Read More ›

Zarco and Tech3 to continue successful partnership in 2018

The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team and Johann Zarco, the high-flying sensation, have reached an agreement that will see the double Moto2 World Champion remain with the French team for the 2018 season. The 26-year-old has undertaken a superb start to the current campaign, where he has highlighted his supreme talent by instantly adapting to the… Read More ›

The Battle Lines Are Drawn: MotoGP Rocks Texas

What’s a race without a little bit of controversy? Throw in a couple of surprise twists and add some comeuppance into the mix and voila, a race to remember. And the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas did not let us down. The anticipation was high as the warriors lined up under the Texan… Read More ›

Who is Fastest Now: Qualifying at COTA

The stakes were high and the gloves were off at the much-awaited COTA qualifying this weekend. MotoGP had finally made its way to the Americas, bringing with it many questions. The biggest, of course, was all about Marc Marquez: Will the 2016 World Champion take home yet another win at the Circuit of the Americas?… Read More ›

Four Men In A Boat: MotoGP in Argentina

This is the story of four men and how they made a few things very clear at the second MotoGP race of the season in Argentina. One staked claim to the 2017 championship while displaying his mastery over a machine he had only just begun to understand. Another proved, yet again, with his innate ability… Read More ›

MotoGP: Qatar Began The Madness And Continued Into Argentina

I have a confession: My faith was shaken. The pre-season tests hadn’t inspired confidence and neither had the practice sessions. Maverick Vinales was fast, Marc Marquez was on form and even Jorge Lorenzo had somehow managed to find the pace. I told myself (and even wrote about it, didn’t I?) that it’s best to never… Read More ›