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Thread: America welcomes MotoGP racing this weekend

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    America welcomes MotoGP racing this weekend

    With the eyes of the world watching the greatest motorcycle racers begin the 2019 season in Austin Texas, lets pay tribute to America's own, the late Nicky Hayden.

    Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (International Motorcycling Federation FIM, est. 1904) this week commemorated 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden aka the Kentucky Kid, by retiring his race number — #69.

    A moving, yet heart aching ceremony among Hayden Family, FIM/MotoGP officials, and race teams gathered in celebration of the late Nicky’s racing talents in the panicle class of our sport. His effusive personality always stood out from behind his genuine smile. He is missed by many.

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    Respectfully, I share this video clip where many friends of mine and race colleagues were in the company of Nicky and the world’s best road racers at Indianapolis Motor speedway a decade ago.

    Nicky’s presence at Indy will be remembered as he rode the 1906 Reproduction Indian motorcycle one Century later to commemorate the first ever race held at the purpose-built Indianapolis track for the National Motorcycle Meet in 1907. The 1906 Indian that Nicky rode resides at the Indy Museum as represents the technology of the day and skills of Irwin Cannonball Baker, 1907 race winner.

    Nicky’s own formidable showing on his Repsol Honda a decade ago was also impressive as he also hobbled around the paddock on crutches meeting his cheering fans.

    Nicky was tragically killed in 2017 while bicycling along Rimini coast, Italy when he was hit by a car. He was 35.

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    Weather looks good for the races.
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