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three races with Honda dur­ing that time.

Mo­toGP pro­mot­ers Dorna joined in trib­utes from across the world of mo­tor­sport for the “Ken­tucky Kid” who won the 2006 world ti­tle for Honda.

“A true Cham­pion on and off track, Hay­den will be deeply missed,” they said.

Danny Kent, Moto2 rider for Red Bull, tweeted his con­do­lences: “Nicest guy in the pad­dock! So so sad. Al­ways in our hearts. RIP Nicky xx”.

F1 ace Lewis Hamil­ton wrote: “Dear Nicky, you will be missed. May God hold you high, you are for­ever in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones,” along­side a pic­ture of the rider.

Amer­i­can golfer Rickie Fowler tweeted a heart­felt mes­sage: “This morn­ing just didn’t seem real,” he wrote. “We lost an amaz­ing rider but even bet­ter per­son!!

F1 driver Jen­son But­ton said: “To­tally shocked... Another one of the good guys gone way too soon. My thoughts are with his fam­ily and loved ones at this ter­ri­ble time.” Agen­cies

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