During the summer of 2011, 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden got to do a parade lap around the Snaefell Mountain Course during the Isle of Man TT.
Two days ago, former MotoGP rider and current WSBK rider, Nicky Hayden was hit by a vehicle while he was riding a bicycle in Rimini coastline in Italy.
Hayden's fiance Jackie, his brother Tommy, and mother Rose have also arrived in Italy to be by his side in these hard moments.
"Nicky Hayden's clinical conditions remain extremely serious", the Bufalini hospital of Cesena said in a statement.More news: Why Cisco Earnings Aren't Good Enough For Investors
Last year Hayden decided, that he wants a new challenge and he joined Superbike World Championship, as a Red Bull Honda driver.
The hospital confirmed on Thursday that Hayden suffered "a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage". He was transported to a local hospital before being moved to Cesena.
Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in an "extremely critical" condition in an Italian hospital's intensive care unit after being injured in a cycling accident on Wednesday.
Hayden, who rose to prominence on the American dirt-track motorcycle racing scene, won the MotoGP title in 2006 for the Repsol Honda team.More news: Apple Fixes Dozens Of Serious MacOS, iOS Flaws
"The most handsome thing I have about him is when he gave his hand to me after the unlucky race of Valencia 2015, on the lap of honour". He competed in Moto GP from 2003-2015.
"Come on Nicky, we're all with you", he said. He was over there to race in the World Superbike championship on Sunday.
The dangers of training on public roads have been highlighted in recent weeks by other accidents affecting professional athletes, according to the Reuters report.More news: United Nations concerned over escalation of violence in auto