MotoGP Legend Nicky Hayden, By the Numbers

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2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden

2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden

After 13 years of GP racing, Nicky Hayden is off to the World Superbike Championship for the 2016 season.Photo: Motorcyclist Archives
2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden was inducted into the World Championship Hall of Fame as the 22nd MotoGP Legend

Nicky Hayden: MotoGP Legend

It is really is a great honor to receive this. I do not take it lightly. I know there are people in this club with more illustrious careers and who have obviously won more than me, but regardless I got in there! I am very happy. -Nicky HaydenPhoto: MotoGP

As the final round of the MotoGP season kicked off in Valencia, Spain, 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden was inducted into the World Championship Hall of Fame as the 22nd MotoGP Legend. Said the Kentucky native after 13 years of GP racing, "It is really is a great honor to receive this. I do not take it lightly. I know there are people in this club with more illustrious careers and who have obviously won more than me, but regardless I got in there! I am very happy." Ever the consummate professional, he added, "I'd just like to thank everybody who has supported me through it all, my teams, and my family. I appreciate it all." Nicky Hayden is off to the World Superbike Championship for the 2016 season.

Nicky by the Numbers:

The Kentucky Kid's MotoGP Record
* Appearances: 216
* Podiums: 28
* Fastest Laps: 7
* Pole Positions: 5
* Wins: 3
* World Championships: 1

World Championship Hall of Fame MotoGP Legends

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Nicky has good company in the MotoGP hall of fame.©Motorcyclist