Ducati – Hayden was a great couple in MotoGP. The Italian brand riders have given a thought to Nicky Hayden. The American rider is dead after the injuries sustained in a traffic accident that happened in Italy last Wednesday.
Ducati – Hayden Relationship: Andrea Dovizioso
The American pilot, 35 years old, was the MotoGP world champion in 2006 and had raced for Ducati Team for five years. From 2009 to 2013. Hayden was a pilot loved by everyone in the paddock and his untimely death has deeply affected the community of paddock and all his fellow drivers. “I met Nicky when he arrived in MotoGP from the USA in 2003.” Andrea Dovizioso, who was American Champion team-mate at Ducati in 2013, said.
“He was a guy, personable and quiet. He was always friendly with everyone and a true motorcycle enthusiast who managed to obtain results very importantly. In five years at Ducati, Hayden had established a great relationship with all and although I had a chance to run with him on the same team only in 2013. He was a great teammate for me and I have great memories of him. The reality is that everyone loved to Nicky and who will be missed a lot.”
Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner
“It’s very sad news. Unfortunately, I knew that the situation after the incident was very serious. ” Jorge Lorenzo said. “But I was really shocked and I would like to make my most sincere condolences to his family and his friends. All MotoGP paddock loved Nicky. Because he was a special guy, always cheerful and full of positive energy.”
“I met Nicky even before we began to run together on the same team when I was running in 125 and 250.” said Casey Stoner.“With him was always nice to chat and we were great teammates. He always had a positive attitude even when things weren’t going well. I’m going to miss her very much. All loved him. Nicky has always given up in his sporting career and was very close to his family, demonstrating the special person who he was“.