[Remembering] Nicky Hayden 1981-2017

May 29th, 2017 by Elusive Media

Devastated and in total shock! A few days after arriving home from Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, i was notified that Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion had passed after his cycle accident 5 days prior. As I look up at his first MotoGP victory photo hanging on my wall, it’s hard to absorb that we all won’t be seeing that infectious smile and personality that we all grew to love.

I started to become a Nicky Hayden fan when i started following MotoGP in 2005, which was just a few years after getting my first motorcycle. And of course at the time he was 1 of 2 riders that was American, on the factor Repsol Honda(I road Honda at the time), and we were only a few weeks difference in age. How could I not become a Nicky Hayden fan? Once Indianapolis GP came on the race calendar, it was time to see & hear these motorcycles in person, along with see my favorite rider, Nicky!! Over the years I would attend every IndyGP and a few in Austin. I was lucky enough to have some conversations with him over the years, even with his limited time during a race weekend. He was always happy, motivated, determined to do his best week in and week out and that was one of my many reason I looked up to him.

He will be missed not just because of his racing background, but because of the person he was! His memory will live on between his family, friends, and millions fans! RIP Nicky! #

Here are some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken of Nicky over the years! So many great memories! #RideOnKentuckyKid

Date: May 29th, 2017
By: Erik
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