Roger Hayden Appreciates Family Legacy of Two-Wheeled Speed, Success at IMS
From a car racing perspective, there are hundreds of names that helped make Indianapolis Motor Speedway what it is today. On the motorcycle side, it starts with Nicky Hayden.
2006 MotoGP World Champion Hayden ignited interest in two-wheel racing at the Racing Capital of the World when he took the fight to five-time defending series champion Valentino Rossi in the first of eight consecutive MotoGP events at IMS, in 2008. Hayden never won a MotoGP event in Indianapolis, but he consistently was competitive and always the face of the sport in the U.S.
Hayden died in 2017 following a cycling accident in Italy, but his legacy is felt this weekend at IMS as MotoAmerica and its six classes compete on the 16-turn,…