The death of Nicky Hayden not only leaves sorrow for the world of automotive sports. Athletes from other branches were also hit with the departure of “Kentucky Boy”.
Nikcy Hayden died after an accident while cycling. The 2006 MotoGP world champion died after receiving intensive treatment for 5 days.
As reported by USAToday, grief also flooded social media. Not only from among the MotoGP racers, the prayers and memories are delivered by NASCAR racer, Brad Keselowski. “Uh, a sad Monday for people I know, it’s very sad to see this happen,” he wrote on Twitter while uploading a picture of Hayden.
“It’s very sad to know Hayden died, I’m honored to have met him,” wrote another NASCAR rider, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The expression of grief also came from Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton. Through Twitter account @ LewisHamilton, the British driver was praying for Hayden. “Dear Nikcy, we will miss you, God help you, you are always in our hearts.”
The NHRA racer, Courtney Force, is equally sad. He still remembers the smiling smile on Hayden’s lips the first time they met.
“My day is greeting to Nicky and family, thank you for seeing him and seeing the positive energy he exuded and the great smile at the beginning of the meeting he will always miss,” Force wrote via his Twitter account.
Nicky Hayden died at the age of 35 years. His name had bounced in two-wheeled races in the era of 2000. Hayden first dabbled in MotoGP in 2003. It was 22 years old. In the first season, Hayden bears the title of Rookie of The Year.
Three years later, Hayden won the MotoGP world champion with Repsol Honda by beating Valentino Rossi. He is five points ahead of Rossi in a dramatic way, namely the determination in the last race series.