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Tag: Nicky Hayden

Remembering Nicky Hayden: Ride On, Kentucky Kid

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 ›

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 ›

No Time For Mistakes

The second SBK race in Phillip Island handed out a few important lessons this morning. Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies learned that every little mistake would cost them a position and important championship points. Nicky Hayden learned that ballsy moves were the order of the day as far as WSBK was concerned. And we learned… Read More ›

WSBK 2016 For Dummies

Early tomorrow morning the good people of Delhi will stretch lazily to welcome yet another weekend. But there will be some homes that will be alive, abuzz with the sounds of roaring superbikes. Racing season is back and the World Superbike Championship is kicking it off at the fantastic, scenic, terribly challenging and seagull-infested circuit… Read More ›

Reign in Spain

Barely two weeks ago, they sat, hunkered down in their pit garages, watching the glum mist roll across the Twin Ring circuit in Motegi. It rained, drizzled, and they waited for the sun to come out, to shine, so that they could ride. This could be it, they thought. This could be the race that… Read More ›

Obliterate! The Silverstone Qualifying

By Chitra Subramanyam Massacred. Obliterated. Devasted. Take you pick, because that’s exactly what happened to the Silverstone lap record. In the end, it was the young rookie Marc Marquez who ruled, taking pole and destroying the previous lap record. Keeping him company on the front row are Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow My favourite Silverstone… Read More ›

The Doctor, Captain America and Two Angry Young Men

I was hoping for fireworks after that heart-rending Qualifying session on Saturday. Though, I must admit, I wasn’t really holding out for much. I figured Marc Marquez would make his flashy, yet smooth move and probably win the race. I considered and made peace with the idea that Jorge Lorenzo was back and would probably… Read More ›