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eighth round of the MotoAmerica series
in Sonoma, California where he earned a total of zero points forced him out of title conten- tion once and for all. Hayden came together with Josh Herrin on the first lap of the opening Motul Superbike race and the Kentuckian made a mistake of his own in the second race, effectively ending his title hopes right then and there. Despite his shortcomings at round seven of the 2017 MotoAmerica season, Hayden was incredibly consistent throughout the remaining nine rounds. The Factory Yoshimura Suzuki rider earned a total of three race wins throughout the season with twelve additional podiums to boot, proving that he’s capable of staying consistent and fast throughout the majority of the season.
Beach qualified in third position for the second race in a row after a tricky qualifying session that was plagued with cold, damp weather. The Washington native clocked a 1:29.26, about eight tenths off the pole position time, but he wasn’t at all concerned with that disparity.
Roger Lee Hayden
stayed in the hunt for the title until well into
the second half of the
season, but a weekend
to forget during the

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