The MotoAmerica Interview: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden retired from MotoAmerica Superbike racing after the 2018 season, but the youngest Hayden brother is still very much involved in the Series now as a color commentator for Live+. Sean Bice and Paul Carruthers talked with him recently, and here’s how the conversation went: Sean: I almost wanted to call you an elder statesman of our sport, but…

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Off Track Podcast: Roger Hayden

Former Suzuki Factory Superbike rider Roger Hayden had a graceful retirement from racing, but the youngest of the three Hayden brothers is still very much involved in the sport not only as a riding coach but also as a color commentator on MotoAmerica’s broadcast team. Carruthers and Bice talked with Rog about a variety of subjects, and it also happened…

Roger Hayden To Race In Laconia Short Track

MotoAmerica Superbike race winner Roger Hayden will again fill in for JD Beach on the Estenson Racing team this weekend at the Laconia Short Track on Saturday, June 15, during Laconia Bike Week. Beach will be racing the Attack Performance Estenson Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 at the Utah Motorsports Campus, site of round five of the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Series.…

Roger Hayden To Race Red Mile

Estenson Racing is pleased to announce that Roger Hayden will fill in for JD Beach this Saturday, June 1, at the Red Mile, in Lexington, Kentucky, the first Mile race of the 2019 American Flat Track Championship. The youngest brother of the well-known Hayden family, Roger Hayden has been involved in racing his whole life. Growing up in Owensboro, Kentucky,…

Off Track Podcast: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden is retired but he’s far from being a stranger to the MotoAmerica paddock. The former Supersport Champion and MotoAmerica Superbike race winner still rules the roost in Owensboro, Kentucky, as the senior member of the group of racers who ride and train together. We caught up with Hayden to give us his opinions on a wide range of…

Crashing: We All Fall Down

Motorcycles tip over and fall down. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that they have two wheels, but it happens. Racing motorcycles also fall over. Even with the best riders in the world riding them. Last year, MotoAmerica racers crashed 389 times over the course of nine race weekends (not counting the MotoAmerica round at Circuit of The…

Fans, Industry And Suzuki Give Roger Hayden A Special Goodbye

The following is from Suzuki… On the closing day of the AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), road racing fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, factory riders, and industry leaders came together on “Suzuki Sunday” to celebrate the 20 year road racing career of Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion. Hayden, who…

Roger Hayden Announces Retirement From Racing

The following is from Suzuki… Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion, has announced his intention of retiring from professional racing at the end of this season. Hayden, the youngest of the world-famous Hayden brothers, has been a leading racer for nearly all of his 20 seasons as a professional. Suzuki and Hayden are…

Beyond Two Wheels: Another Side Of Roger Hayden

When your last name is “Hayden” and you’re from Owensboro, Kentucky, motorcycles are embedded in your DNA. And, when you’re not racing on asphalt or dirt, you’re most likely riding motorcycles for training or fun. The fact is, motorcycles have defined Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike rider Roger Hayden almost since birth. Most people know that Roger Hayden spends quite…

Road America Wrap-Up: What The Teams Have To Say

The following is from Yamaha… It was a near-perfect weekend at Road America for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier, who came away from Round 4 of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship with a double-victory in the Superbike class and a two-point lead in the championship standings. Meanwhile, Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Racing’s JD Beach notched his…

What Have We Learned, Part 3: A Couple Of OWB’ers & Everybody’s Favorite Privateers

Heading into round three of the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s hard to believe that Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s always-likeable Roger Hayden is currently ranked 11th in the points standings. Two DNFs and a couple of so-so results in the other two races have put Hayden on his back foot in the early going…

Team Releases: What They Said, Win Or Lose

Here are the team press releases from the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series… The following is from Suzuki… Toni Elias scored a perfect season-opening weekend in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. The defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion completed the weekend sweep by winning Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions on his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000. It marked…

Suzuki Previews Road Atlanta MotoAmerica Opener

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias begins his MotoAmerica Superbike title defense this weekend, April 13-15, at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. Teammate Roger Hayden, who finished runner up in last year’s championship, is also looking for a strong start to the 2018 season on one of the circuits he grew up racing at with his…

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Photo Gallery: Sonoma Raceway Test

Five MotoAmerica Superbikes and two Supersport entries converged at Sonoma Raceway last week for a two-day test in preparation for the 2018 MotoAmerica season. Those who tested were Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias and Roger Hayden, Monster Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier, Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach, Genuine Broaster Chicken’s Cameron Petersen and Tuned Racing’s Braeden Ortt. Here’s a look at some on-track…

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MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Class Ready To Roll

Five MotoAmerica Champions, 10 MotoAmerica race winners, a World Champion and more will lead the way in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Series as the season readies to begin at Road Atlanta with the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, April 13-15, in Braselton, Georgia. Led by 2010 Moto2 World Champion and defending 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias, the stage…