Believe it or not, four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes is mired back in eighth in the 2017 Superbike Championship, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider having suffered two crashes in the four races. In the opening race at Circuit of The Americas, Hayes was able to remount to finish 14th and score two points, but that wasn't the case in race two at Road Atlanta. A day after earning his first podium of the season, Hayes had a high-speed crash at Road Atlanta that almost sent his Yamaha YZF R1 to VIR without needing the team's semi. The bike cleared at least two fences before settling in the Georgian forest. Fortunately, Hayes escaped injury but is 64 points behind Elias. There's plenty left in this season, however - with 16 races left to run.