Interview: Josh Hayes – From AMA To GP

Paul Carruthers | December 18, 2011

Win one championship and chances are you like the feeling enough that you want another. Win two championships and you may struggle to find the motivation needed to go after a third. But Josh Hayes doesn’t have that problem. The motivation to win a third AMA Superbike Championship is about 1656 miles away – the distance between Hayes’ off-season training base in Oceanside, California, and Blake Young’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.

It’s not that Hayes doesn’t like Young. In fact, there are few people that Hayes doesn’t like. But he doesn’t take well to losing and he felt like he lost a few races to Young in 2011 that he’d like to avenge. Yes, Hayes won the Superbike war, but some of the battles lost to Young along the way really stick in his craw.

For the complete Josh Hayes interview, see this week’s issue of Cycle News by clicking on the following link.


Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.