MotoGP, Austin: Nicky Hayden remembered with the “Hayden Hill”, the new name of Turn 18

After the sad passing of 2006 MotoGP™ World Champion and MotoGP™ Legend Nicky Hayden in 2017, the tributes to the ‘Kentucky Kid’ have been many. Now, Turn 18 at the Circuit of the Americas has been named Hayden Hill.

Hayden raced at the venue in MotoGP™ in 2013, 2014 and 2015 before his move to WorldSBK, and added some solid finishes at COTA to his two incredible Grand Prix wins taken at Laguna Seca in 2005 and 2006.

Also Ducati wants to pay a tribute to the American rider, who rode for the team of Borgo Panigale between 2009 and 2013: the men in red decided to put one of his Desmosedici in the paddock (photo: Matthew Birt).

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