Nicky Hayden is inducted as a MotoGP Legend ahead of his final race at Valencia GP. He is the recent American rider to win the MotoGP Championship. Hayden secured his sole Championship against fierce battles with Rossi during the 2006 MotoGP Championship.
Hayden currently rides for Aspar MotoGP Team and has finished as the top open class rider on a few occasions. This will not be the end of his riding career as ‘The Kentucky Kid' is only quitting MotoGP. He will be entering World Super Bike Championship (WSBK) in 2016 and will ride with Ten Kate Honda.
‘The Kentucky Kid' won his sole MotoGP Championship onboard a Honda and will be racing in WSBK again with Honda. Hayden attempts to be the only rider to win MotoGP and WSBK Championship. This will be a tough task, however, the American is confident of a good performance.
Nicky Hayden will focus on putting a great show at the final race of his MotoGP career for his fans. Valencia GP is one of Hayden's favourite tracks and is expected to do well. Unfortunately, Valencia circuit is small and making no mistakes is critical for good and consistent pace.
The MotoGP paddock will surely miss Nicky Hayden, who was a great competitor and even better human being. He is currently 20th in MotoGP Championship and wants to leave Valencia with a smile on his face. Watch out for some crazy wheelies and burnouts as he celebrates his final race in spectacular fashion.