In memory of Nicky Hayden: a photo exhibition at Imola, a sculpture in Kentucky

Approaching one year since he lost his life in a tragic cycling accent in Italy, Nicky Hayden is always remembered with all kind of tributes around the world. The latest of them are a photo exhibition at Imola, followed by the revealing of a sculpture in Owensboro, home town of the 2006 MotoGP World Champion, in the first days of June.

From the 10th of May, shortly before the very beginning of the World Superbike round at Imola, the Autodromo of Enzo and Dino Ferrari hosts the photo exhibition “A million dollar smile”, with 69 amazing pictures taken by Italian photographer Mirco Lazzari. The exhibit, in honor to the late “Kentucky Kid”, will be on display until the 10th of June.

Photographer Mirco Lazzari at the exhibit at Imola. Credits: worldsbk

Secondly, the Hayden family have announced an unveiling ceremony for a sculpture of the American Champion set to be erected in his hometown of Owensboro. Created by George Lundeen, the bronze statue recreates the American’s celebratory lap of Laguna Seca following his Championship-year victory there on July 23, 2006. The work will be unveiled on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center, and Mayor Tom Watson will read a proclamation declaring the following day (June 9, or 6/9), Nicky Hayden Day.

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