Troy Bayliss – Comeback in the Australian Superbike Championship

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Troy Bayliss – Comeback in the Australian Superbike Championship

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Comeback in the Australian Superbike Championship

Troy Bayliss is a veteran of the motorcycle racing scene. At almost 49 years of age, the three-time Superbike World Champion wants to know again and is celebrating a comeback in 2018.

Uli Baumann

02/01/2018

Troy Bayliss, born in 1969, just can’t help it. After a brief comeback in 2015 as a substitute driver for two races in the Superbike World Championship for the Ducati works team, the Australian wants to plunge into a full racing season again in 2018. Bayliss wants to attack in the Australian Superbike Championship ASBK. He will ride again on Ducati. He won the Superbike World Championship with the Italians in 2001, 2006 and 2008.

Between 2003 and 2006 Bayliss also competed in MotoGP with Ducati and Honda, but was unable to achieve any other notable results apart from one race win (Valancia 2006).

Live like a monk


Troy Bayliss - Comeback in the Australian Superbike Championship


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Troy Bayliss is making another superbike comeback at the age of almost 49.

Bayliss last raced in the Australian Superbike Championship in 1997. He finished second that season and then started his international superbike career.

Bayliss is training hard for his comeback, as he emphasizes in interviews. He has lost 6 kilos, does yoga every day and lives like a monk. In the first tests on the Phillip Island circuit, Bayliss set the tenth fastest time, 1.2 seconds behind the fastest opponent. Still, Bayliss has only one goal: He now wants to win the championship title that he has always missed.

Nice side aspect. Bayliss’s 14-year-old son Oli rides in the 300 class as part of the Australian Superbike races.

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