Plans for a garden to commemorate Nicky Hayden have been approved by Misano officials, as was reported by Italian news source Rimini Today. The garden will be paid for by a group of Hayden’s friends, including Denis Pazzaglini, who became friends with the 2006 MotoGP champion during their time together at Repsol Honda.

The garden will border the streets Ca ‘Raffaelli and via Tavoleto, where Hayden was tragically killed while training on his bicycle. The owners of the land made the property available to the Municipality of Misano for free, and work on the land will begin following Easter Sunday.

Inauguration of the garden, which will be named “Giardino Nicky Hayden,” according to Mayor Stefano Giannini, is scheduled for May 22, 2018 – the first anniversary of The Kentucky Kid’s passing.

Source: Rimini Today