Josh Hayes will take part in his first-ever MotoAmerica Supersport race this weekend at VIR.

He’s back… four-time AMA Superbike Champion and former Yamaha factory rider Josh Hayes will compete in the two Supersport races this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, the legendary racer riding the MP13 Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 that he raced in the Daytona 200.

“After a successful Daytona 200, we got to thinking about the all-time AMA wins record, and it’s well within our reach,” Hayes said. “How cool of a project would it be for me to break that record with my wife as our team owner and my crew chief? The only thing we lacked is the funds. But, thanks to a silent partner who stepped up for us, we’re able to race this weekend at VIR. Beyond that, we don’t know. But we’re here in Virginia, and we’re going to race.”

Hayes, who currently has 83 all-time AMA race victories and is just three wins behind Miguel DuHamel, who tops the list with 86 victories, has the bit in his teeth and is ready to race.

MotoAmerica Supersport practice begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Supersport qualifying is at 11:45 a.m., and Supersport race one goes green on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.. Supersport race two is scheduled for Sunday, also at 2 p.m.

Supersport qualifying and both races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.