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Nicky Hayden: Obituary as issued by the Hayden family

May 27, 2017

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 ›

Latest hospital statement on Nicky Hayden’s condition – 19 May

The following statement regarding Nicky Hayden’s current condition has been released today, 19 May 2017, at 19:45 local time (GMT +2), by the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy). “The clinical picture of Nicky Hayden remains unchanged. His condition is still extremely critical. He is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Maurizio Bufalini… 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 ›

Changes in Start Order for Superbike IOMTT Races 2017

There are a number of big changes to the starting order for the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Nineteen of the first 20 seeded riders have lapped at over 128mph and between them have a remarkable total of 71 TT victories… Read More ›

MV Agusta: And Now, A Book on a Classic Motorcycle

Now here’s a perfect gift for that motorcycle enthusiast who truly appreciates the classic MV Agusta.  MV AGUSTA From 1945 to the Present is a completely recreated and updated edition with the graphic content of the historical monograph by Mario Colombo and Roberto Patrignani. Dedicated to the company of Cascina Costa, reborn in the nineties… Read More ›

McGuinness is awarded the Segrave Trophy

The Royal Automobile Club, today, awarded the Segrave Trophy to motorcycle road racer John McGuinness. Acknowledging the Lancashire man’s success, the citation read; ‘An outstanding contribution to motorcycle road and circuit racing, including setting the outright lap record at the 2015 Isle of Man TT.  He is the greatest living exponent of the TT, with… Read More ›

Hutchy is awarded the Torrens Trophy

This post, albeit a press release, comes a little late. But there was no way in hell I was missing out on this piece of news. I love news stories that celebrate one’s courage and dogged determination to follow a dream, no matter what. Isn’t this just about the best way to kick off a new year and… Read More ›