Nicky Hayden is in "extremely critical" condition according to a statement from an Italian hospital.
Hayden suffered serious brain damage after a bicycle crash involving a car Wednesday.
The 35-year-old was taken to a hospital in Rimini, Italy, before then being moved to a different hospital in Cesena.
The 2006 Moto GP Champion was reportedly riding his bicycle along the coast in Rimini before he was thrown on the the hood and windshield of a car in a collision.
The Bufalini Hospital released a statement on Thursday, according to BBC.
"The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena's Bufalini hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage."
Hayden is currently in a medically induced coma, with family by his side.
In Owesnboro, a prayer vigil will be held for Hayden Thursday night at Precious Blood Catholic Church at 7:00 PM.
Many around the world of motorsports have publicly supported Hayden, including fellow Owensboro native Darrell Waltrip.
I'm praying for my fellow Owensboro, Ky racer and friend @NickyHayden for a speedy recovery, thoughts and prayers are with you.— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) May 17, 2017
The Owensboro native currently races for the Red Bull Honda Superbike Team in the Superbike World Championship circuit.
Hayden's life was the feature of an MTV documentary titled, "The Kentucky Kid" which aired in 2007.
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