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MotoGP: Indiana Awards Nicky Hayden

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Due to his service with the Indiana Motorcycle Safety and Awareness campaign, 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden earned the Executive Director’s Award presented by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) for his dedication and service to the Indiana Motorcycle Safety and Awareness campaign.

The award was accepted on Hayden’s behalf by Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Senior Vice President Mel Harder from ICJI Executive Director T. Neil Moore at the 16th annual Operation Pull Over Awards Banquet on Nov. 19 in Carmel, Ind. The ICJI and Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving played host to the banquet.

Nicky Hayden says: “I’m honored to receive this award. It’s been great to work with everyone from the ICJI on this project.”

“I know how great riding motorcycles can be when done the right way, and I’m happy to help increase awareness of safety for all riders in Indiana and everywhere.”

IMS says Ducati Team star Hayden lent his time and talent to endorse safe, sober riding by all motorcyclists across Indiana.

Hayden was featured in many radio and television spots warning against drinking and riding and speeding, and promoting motorist awareness and the use of a helmet and other safety gear. Hayden also was featured in the outdoor and print advertising portion of the popular campaign.

IMS says: “Hayden’s sincerity and enthusiasm helped the radio and TV spots from the campaign earn worldwide recognition by winning a Bronze Medal Award and Honorable Mention in several categories this fall at the 2010 International Safety Media Awards.”

Hayden, of Owensboro, Ky., finished the 2010 MotoGP season in seventh position in the overall points, 13 points behind fellow American Ben Spies. For 2011, Hayden will again contest in MotoGP with Ducati with his new teammate, nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi.

Hayden had two top-three finishes at the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race since it began in 2008.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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