Josh Hayes

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Josh Hayes
Josh Hayes at Infineon Raceway 2011.jpg
Josh Hayes at Infineon Raceway, 2011
Nationality American
Born (1975-04-04) April 4, 1975 (age 43)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Current teamMonster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing
Bike number4
WebsiteJoshHayesRacing.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2011
ManufacturersYamaha
Championships0
2011 championship position19th (9 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 9
AMA Superbike Championship
Active years20032005, 2009–present
ManufacturersSuzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha
Championships4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
197 61 0 41 0 0

Joshua Kurt "Josh" Hayes (born April 4, 1975 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is a professional motorcycle roadracer who started his road racing career at age 19 and made a quick ascension up through the ranks where he won his first three WERA titles in 1994 and numerous others in the following four years. He turned pro in 1996 and also raced in MotoGP.[1]. Riding Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles, Hayes won the 1999 750 SuperSport race at Daytona and finished third in the Formula Extreme class for the season. He won the 2003 AMA 750 SuperStock Championship riding an Attack Suzuki GSX-R750, the 2006 and the 2007 AMA Formula Xtreme Championships on an Erion Honda CBR600RR, and four AMA Superbike Championships on a Yamaha YZF-R1 (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014).

Career[edit]

Hayes racing in 2013
Hayes leaning left at Road America, 2015

Hayes joined the Yamaha Factory Racing team in 2009 and competed aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1 in the AMA Pro Racing SuperBike Championship, winning seven races en route to second place in the Championship. He also raced a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Daytona 200.

The 2010 season saw Hayes fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming AMA Pro SuperBike Champion. In the process, he also won Yamaha’s first SuperBike title in 19 years, scoring seven race victories and earning multiple bonus points for pole positions and laps led on the season.

Hayes won his second consecutive SuperBike Championship in 2011. He captured seven poles, three wins, and nine podium finishes in defending his championship. He only finished off the podium twice over the course of the entire season, and he won the Championship on the final lap of the final race.

Hayes made his MotoGP debut at the 2011 Valencian Grand Prix riding the Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 as a replacement rider for injured countryman Colin Edwards. Hayes led the wet morning warmup session, and then, he went on to finish seventh in the race.

In 2012, Hayes won his third consecutive SuperBike Championship, and he did it in record-setting fashion, rewriting AMA Pro Road Racing history in several categories. He set a new record for most SuperBike wins in a single season with 16, and he also set a new record for most consecutive SuperBike wins in a single season with 10. In addition, Hayes tied the record for most SuperBike poles in a single season with 10, and he had seven perfect weekends. In seven rounds during the 2012 season, Hayes qualified his #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 SuperBike in the pole position, won both SuperBike races, and also led the most laps in both races.

Finishing a close second in the 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike points standings to his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate and 2013 SuperBike Champion Josh Herrin, Hayes won eight races and earned two additional podiums. He also had a season sweep in qualifying, earning all eight SuperBike pole positions, and he set a new lap record at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Hayes showed in 2014 that the #4 on his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 SuperBike was an omen. On the strength of his 7 race wins and 3 second-place finishes out of 11 races this season, Josh captured his fourth AMA Pro SuperBike Championship. He also won the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Championship that same year.

In 2015, Hayes notched 10 Superbike wins during MotoAmerica’s inaugural season. He also reached the podium in 16 out of 18 races and earned 5 pole positions. His teammate Cameron Beaubier nipped him by just four points for the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike title.

In 2016, Hayes finished the MotoAmerica season just six points behind his teammate Beaubier, and it came down to the final race of the season at New Jersey Motorsports Park to decide it all.

Hayes finished fourth in the 2017 MotoAmerica Championship, reaching the podium 8 times, which included a victory at VIRginia International Raceway.

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By Seasons[edit]

Year Class Moto Team Number Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
2011 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 41 1 0 0 0 0 9 19th
Total 1 0 0 0 0 9 0

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2011 MotoGP Yamaha QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
7
19th 9

AMA Superbike[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2003 Attack Suzuki GSX-R750
Suzuki GSX-R1000
DAY
DNS
FON
DNQ
FON
INF
INF
ATL
DNS
ATL
DNS
PPK
DNS
RAM
36
RAM
DNS
BRD
DNS
LGA
36
MDO
DNS
MDO
DNS
VIR
VIR
BAR
BAR
0 92nd[1]
2004 Attack Kawasaki ZX-10R DAY
DNF
FON
21
FON
29
INF
6
INF
7
BAR
5
BAR
6
PPK
7
RAM
DNF
RAM
DNF
BRD
6
LGA
6
MDO
6
MDO
5
ATL
27
ATL
5
VIR
7
VIR
6
316 8th[1]
2005 Attack Kawasaki ZX-10R DAY
DNF
BAR
39
BAR
6
FON
7
FON
DNF
INF
5
INF
8
PPK
5
RAM
3
RAM
6
LGA
DNF
MDO
5
MDO
DNF
VIR
7
VIR
6
ATL
6
ATL
6
302 9th[1]
2009 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 DAY
8
FON
6
FON
6
ATL
5
ATL
4
BAR
5
BAR
4
INF
1
INF
4
RAM
17
RAM
25
LGA
4
MDO
1
MDO
1
HPT
6
HPT
3
VIR
1
VIR
1
NJ
1
NJ
1
406 2nd[2]
2010 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 DAY
13
DAY
6
FON
4
FON
2
ATL
6
ATL
2
INF
1
INF
1
RAM
1
RAM
2
MDO
1
MDO
2
LGA
2
VIR
3
VIR
1
NJ
1
NJ
1
BAR
2
BAR
7
466 1st[3]
2011 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 DAY
3
DAY
2
INF
1
INF
2
MIL
2
RAM
2
RAM
1
BAR
4
BAR
2
MDO
2
MDO
4
LGA
2
NJ
1
NJ
2
363 1st[4]
2012 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 DAY
1
DAY
2
ATL
2
ATL
1
INF
1
INF
7
MIL
1
RAM
1
RAM
1
BAR
1
BAR
1
MDO
1
MDO
1
LGA
1
NJ
1
NJ
1
HOM
12
HOM
1
NOL
1
NOL
1
580 1st[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Josh Hayes Rider Bio". AMAProRacing.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Rider Standings - 2009 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike". AMA Pro Racing. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rider Standings - 2010 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike". AMA Pro Racing. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rider Standings - 2011 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike". AMA Pro Racing. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rider Standings - 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike". AMA Pro Racing. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.

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Preceded by
Mat Mladin
AMA Superbike Champion
2010 • 2011 • 2012
Succeeded by
Josh Herrin
Preceded by
Josh Herrin
AMA Superbike Champion
2014
Succeeded by
Cameron Beaubier