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On the 29th of September, ahead of the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, the late Nicky Hayden became the 269th – a homage to his famous number 69 – was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
In 2018, Hayden was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, but the 2021 ceremony at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America honoured the 2006 MotoGP™ World Champion’s achievements from a more mainstream perspective.
Hayden’s family, Jennifer Hayden, Tommy Hayden, Kathleen Hayden, Roger Hayden, Rose Hayden, and Earl Hayden attended the 33rd annual MSHFA Induction Celebrations held in Pontiac, Michigan.
“On behalf of the entire motorcycling community, congratulations to the Hayden family for this prestigious recognition of Nicky’s accomplishments on and off the track,” said Bill Savino, Senior Manager of Customer Engagement at American Honda. Hayden achieved many of his wins and titles with Honda, including his unforgettable 2006 premier class title with Repsol Honda.
“The Kentucky Kid will always occupy a place in our hearts – as a racer, but especially as a person – and we’re pleased that the Hall of Fame also recognizes how exceptional he was.”
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