Its been one year since Nicky Hayden left us after his cycling accident on the 22nd of may 2017, to remember his legacy a number of memorial events have been planned. A bronze statue depicting Hayden completing a victory lap on his factory Honda following his win at the 2006 US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway will be unveiled on 8 June on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Centre. Ton Watson, the Mayor of Hayden’s hometown Owensboro, Kentucky, is expected to declare June 9—or 6/9, a reference to Hayden’s racing number—Nicky Hayden Day.
The Circuit Of The Americas is also paying respect to the 2006 world champion with Hayden Hill. A large red, white, and blue number 69 will painted in advance of the MotoGP race weekend on the turf adjacent to the corner and in the shadow of the track’s signature observation tower. Many of Hayden’s fans also have personal tributes planned.