Nicky Hayden statue unveiled in his hometown

  • A Nicky Hayden statue was revealed in honour of the fallen 2006 MotoGP world champion.

  • It was around this time last year that the MotoGP Legend was struck down by a car while training in Italy.

  • The statue was commissioned by the city of Owensboro, Kentucky and the Hayden family.

It was a sad day back in May of 2017 when the world lost the 2006 MotoGP world champion, Nicky Hayden. After a year since the tragic incident where the 35-year-old was hit by a car whilst training, his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky has unveiled a statue in honour of the MotoGP Legend.

Unveiled by his family members, the bronze statue was made to commemorate his famous home win in Laguna Seca back in 2006. The statue was created by Loveland which was commissioned by the city of Owensboro and also the Hayden family.

According to Nicky’s brother, Tommy Hayden who is also a professional motorcycle racer, “This event and this sculpture mean a great deal to our family. In the year since his death, we’ve been blown away by the outpouring of support from locals and people all over the world.”

“A number of Nicky’s fans have told me that they would like to have a destination where they can pay their respects to their hero, and this statue will serve that purpose. In addition, I hope it will serve as a tangible reminder to Owensboro citizens that it’s possible to achieve great things while remaining true to your community, just like Nicky did,” added Tommy.

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A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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