MotoGP: farewell to Earl Hayden, father of the late Nicky – News

Motorcycling mourns the death of Earl Hayden, passed away Wednesday in Owensboro, at his home in Kentucky. Earl, 74-year-old father of champion Nicky, had long been battling an illness that slowly took him away.

The Hayden family patriarch was released from the hospital a few weeks ago, after a hospitalization due to pneumonia that had further debilitated him. Earl spent Christmas with his loved ones, before expiring on December 29th.

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A life dedicated to motorcycles

That of the Hayden family is a real one dynasty, marked by the enormous passion for two wheels thanks to which the sons Tommy, Nicky and Roger had embarked on the road of motorcycling.

The biggest achievement will remain Nicky Hayden’s triumph in 2006, when the American rider managed to put an end to Valentino Rossi’s dominance by winning the MotoGP world championship. A historic day, of which we will never forgethug between dad Earl and his son, who disappeared in 2017 following a car accident.

The condolences of the editorial staff of Motosprint go to the Hayden family.

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