Nicky Hayden tributes
Awful news – it’s Monday evening, and I thought I’d check in to see how Nicky Hayden is doing after his cycling accident in Italy and I learn that he has passed away. Unbelievably sad – I can’t believe it’s true. Nicky Hayden came across as a wonderful man - courteous, decent, humble - a truly nice guy. This fantastically gifted motorcycle racer has been taken from us far too soon. It’s a terrible way to go, and my heart goes out to the Hayden family and all of Nicky’s friends. RIP Nicky Hayden 1981 – 2017. Motogp World Champion and hero. Ian Macfarlane, email
Ed: MCN extends its condolences to Nicky’s friends and family at this horribly difficult time. Turn to page 76 for our six-page tribute to one of motorcycle racing’s finest.