This weekend marks the anniversary of Nicky Hayden's final MotoGP race, replacing Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa at Phillip Island. As a tribute, we take a look at the late champion's most iconic moments.

What is your favourite memory of the Kentucky kid? Tell us in the comments below.

Nicky Hayden was born into a family of dirt track racers in Owensboro, Kentucky on July 30, 1981.

Both his father, Earl, and mother, Rose, had raced: Earl achieved some good results in mid-level competitions while Rose dominated the so-called women's 'Powder Puff' class for a good five seasons.

Their five children - in age order Tommy, Jennifer, Nicky, Roger and Kathleen - all learned to ride almost before they could walk and, although the girls later chose to pursue different careers, the boys all became successful professional racers.


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