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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI SADDENED
BY THE PASSING OF NICKY HAYDEN
Former World Champion’s Death Hits the Entire Team Hard
Chino, CA (May 23, 2017) – The staff at Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, as well as friends and fans, of 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden.
Hayden passed away in Italy Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle training accident last Wednesday.
“Nicky was such a great person and always made those around him smile,” said Don Sakakura, President at Yoshimura Racing. “I’ve had the greatest admiration for Nicky’s skill as a motorcycle racer. We have close ties with the Hayden family and with his brothers, Roger being a current member and Tommy being a former member of our racing team. We also have several on our team who worked directly with Nicky in the past.
“It’s a sad day for all of motorcycle racing and together we mourn the passing of Nicky, one of the true greats of our sport.”
SUZUKI MOURNS THE LOSS OF NICKY HAYDEN
Motorcycling has lost one of its true greats
(BREA, CA) May 22, 2017 – Suzuki joins the rest of the motorcycling community in mourning the loss of 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who passed away today in Italy.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the Hayden family,” said Kerry Graeber, Suzuki Motor of America’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “And our thoughts of hope and comfort go out to Nicky’s brother Roger, who is a part of the Suzuki family.
“Nicky was not only a great racer, but also a wonderful human being, and a true ambassador of motorcycling. He will be missed terribly.”