In photos: MotoGP remembers Hayden
4 June 2017 – MotoGP organisers, teams and riders have been paying tribute to 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden at the Italian Grand Prix, in the wake of the American's passing last month.
A display of Hayden's bikes, from his Repsol Honda, Ducati and Aspar MotoGP years, and his Honda from World Superbikes, has been erected in the paddock at Mugello.
Rossi's number tribute
Valentino Rossi, team-mate to Hayden at Repsol Honda in 2003, and at Ducati in 2011/12, has paid this classy tribute, blending his own iconic '46' with the '69' carried by Hayden throughout his career.
Ducati carrying the 69
Ducati has placed Hayden's '69' on the side of its Desmosedici, as it remembers the American, who rode for the iconic outfit between 2009 and 2013.
Honda remembers its champion
Hayden rode for Repsol Honda from 2003-08, winning the title in 2006, with the pictured Dani Pedrosa as his team-mate, and the outfit has placed 'Nicky' on one side of the front fairing, with a '69' on the other side.
Hayden spent his final two full MotoGP seasons, in 2014/15, with Aspar, and the team has made this tribute.
Iannone's changed helmet
Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone has dispensed with his usual fluorescent helmet to carry a blue scheme, featuring Hayden's '69, 'Nicky' across the top, with the American flag on the rear.
Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaró has placed Hayden's '69' inside his own '41' on the front fairing, as well as on his helmet.
69 seconds of silence, then applause