The 2012 Laguna Seca SuperBike race seemed to be won by Josh Hayes long before the checkered flag fell. On his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha, Hayes held the pole position, dominated throughout the race by leading every one of the 23 laps, and finished a full nine seconds ahead of second place.
Wearing long-sleeved shirts while riding over hot, greasy asphalt probably isn’t a dream that most of us have. However, plenty of bikers did just that on a near 100-degree day in Birmingham this past weekend.
Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes was absolutely untouchable this weekend at the AMA SuperBike Championship Road America in Wisconsin. Hayes picked up wins in both races without ever giving another rider a chance to catch up with.
Not even title contender Blake Young (Yoshimura Suzuki), who finished second in both races, could keep up with Hayes. Instead, Young had his hands full with rookie Josh Herrin (Monster Energy Graves Yamaha) who pressured him for second, but who had to settle with two third place finishes.
#1 Josh Hayes on the Monster Energy Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 continued his reign of terror at Road America in Race 2, as he did in Race1 on Saturday.
The National Guard Superbike qualifying round 2 got underway this morning at Road America with similar conditions to that of Friday's qualifying round. Temperatures in the low 60's, cloudy skies, and the winds have picked up a little causing the riders to make some changes to their braking markers on the track.
The National Guard Superbike qualifying kicked off this afternoon at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Once again, Josh Hayes on the Monster Energy Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 was the man to beat.
The final day of the Big M Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah was packed with world-class racing. In the AMA SuperBike class, Josh Hayes let spectators know why he’s the two-time defending champ by taking home his fourth win of the season. Meanwhile, in the XR1200 class, Tyler O’Hara added another win to his 2012 record.
The start of all three races today have been full of drama. This time into turn 8a on the second lap three bikes just went straight on through the grass. Danny Eslick was involved as was Ben Bostrom and they allowed Josh Hayes on his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R-1 to walk away from very early on.
Josh Hayes confirmed he will be on the pole position for the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam pair of SuperBike Races in Sonoma California, with a 1:35.872. AllAboutBikes predicted in yesterday's practice sessions that the top SuperBike racers would see themselves finishing in the 1.35 zone, and that is exactly what Hayes did to clinch the pole position.
With over 800th of a second between them at 1:36.775 Roger Hayden on his National Guard Jordan Suzuki was the closest to the pole sitter.
Josh Hayes stays on the top of practice at Infineon AMA Pro National Guard Superbike.
The wind picked up towards the latter part of the second session of practice 1 of the AMA Pro National Guard Superbike practice.
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