Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Dies After Crash

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Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has sadly passed away five days after he was hit by a car during training. 

The 35-year-old American collided with a car while cycling on the Rimini coastline in Italy last Wednesday.

Hayden suffered “serious cerebral damage” from the accident and was placed in a medically induced coma after being rushed to the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital.

His family, including his mother and fiancee, flew out immediately to be by his side.

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The hospital have since confirmed that the former world champion has passed away from his injuries.

Hayden was the man responsible for ending Valentino Rossi’s five-year dominance of MotoGP in 2006 in what was described as “the most entertaining season ever seen”.