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DESMOSPORT DUCATI MIKE JONES #46

OUR STORY

The DesmoSport Ducati team was formed in 2016 by the 2001/2006/2008 World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss and former Australian Superbike racer, Ben Henry. The Team, based out of Cube Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, competes in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) against Australia’s, and some of the World’s, best Superbike racers.

MIKE JONES #46

Michael Edward Jones (born 25 February 1994) is an Australian motorcycle racer. He currently competes in the Australian Superbike Championship aboard a Ducati Panigale V4R for Desmosport Ducati. He was Australian Superbike Champion in 2015 and 2019.STATS

ACCOLADES & ACHIEVEMENTS

2019: Australian Superbike Champion

2017: European STK1000 Rookie of the Year (5th)

2016: WSBK and MotoGP Wildcard

2015: Australian Superbike Champion

2014: Australian Superbike Rider

2013: European STK 600 competitor

2012: Australian FX Nationals 600 Champion

2011: Australian Superstock 600 Champion

2011: Australian Rider of the Year

2010: Australian Superstock 600 3rd

2010: Reece Bancell Scholarship Recipient

2009: Australian 250GP Mono Champion

2008: Australian Junior 150cc and 80cc Champion

2007: Began Junior road racing

2006: Australian Mini Moto Champion

2005: Began Mini Moto racing

TROY BAYLISS TB21

Troy Bayliss (born 30 March 1969 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian motorcycle racer. During his career Bayliss won the Superbike World Championship three times and a MotoGP race, all with Ducati. He finished his career after winning the 2008 World Superbike title. His 52 World Superbike victories are only behind Carl Fogarty and Jonathan Rea.

SBK STATS

STARTS: 152

WINS: 52

PODIUMS: 94

POLES: 26

F.LAPS: 35

POINTS: 2442

BRIEF HISTORY

Various riders have won the hearts of the fans and enthusiasts during Ducati’s history, but one in particular is universally known as the “darling” of the modern-day ducatisti: Troy Bayliss.

Troy Bayliss arrived in Superbikes at a late stage, winning the British Superbike championship on a Ducati in 1999, when he was already 30 years old. In 2000 he was beginning a new season in the American AMA series when he was unexpectedly called to Europe to replace Carl Fogarty, seriously injured at the 2000 Australian GP. Bayliss’ first race as a substitute rider for Fogarty was not a lucky one as he was involved in two accidents at the start of the race. The rider did not lose heart however and at the Italian grand prix of Monza he would amaze the crowds with a series of breath-taking passes; that same year Troy would score his first Superbike race win at Hockenheim in Germany.
The “Baylisstic” star was born.

Troy Bayliss, over the course of his rather brief career, won the Superbike rider’s title in 2001, 2006 and 2008, riding three different Ducati bikes, the 998, the 999 and the 1098. In 2003 Bayliss moved to MotoGP, lining up alongside team-mate Loris Capirossi, and at the end of that season Troy was named “rookie of the year”.

2004 did not bring the same luck as the previous year and, after an average 2005 with Honda, he decided to leave MotoGP, returning for the Valencia race of 2006 as a substitute for the injured Sete Gibernau. That race became part of history because Troy, fresh from winning the Superbike title, got back on the Desmosedici and ran rings around his rivals to score his first and only MotoGP race win.

2018 ASBK RETURN

The wheels of his comeback were set in motion in mid-2017 when DesmoSport’s regular ASBK rider Callum Spriggs was sidelined with a lingering shoulder injury — although the lure of a maiden ASBK title amid the championship’s resurgence meant Bayliss’ arm needed little twisting.

“It was a situation we first considered when Callum was injured,” Bayliss explained. “Obviously, it was a big call and it didn’t quite feel right at the time.

“Since then, I have tested the bike and completed a lot of miles both in practice and racing the 300 class.

“Initially, I did want to see another young guy on the bike but after I rode it, I felt that I needed to contest the championship and try and win myself the elusive Australian Superbike title.”

He will be the oldest and most experienced rider on next year’s ASBK grid, and would be the oldest rider to win a national Superbike championship anywhere in the world should he claim the 2018 title.

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2 days ago

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A bit of paparazzi action in the back left...

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Getting a starting tip? Didn’t think you needed one.

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7 days ago

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Now that Oli Bayliss #68 has raced the DesmoSport Ducati V4R, we thought we'd ask the real question.... Who's faster, TB or OB?

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Evelyn Barnaby

Going places OB

Dudes!!! Just sooooo goood!!!

And he did bring it home in one piece. Well done to both of you.

1 week ago

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Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike just checking on Oli's form...

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Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike just checking on Olis form...

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Orsum

Anyone seen emma nortofrancesco she seems to have deleted here social media pages hope all is ok??

Careful Jonesy He wants The No 1 Plate Bro 😱 That's Living Oily🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍

Not bad having the current ASBK champion as a yard stick!!

Checking or trying to catch up as that young bayliss can pedal that beast.

Looking good 👍

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2 weeks ago

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Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

2 weeks ago

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🤯🤯🤯Funny how things work out, Oli was never in the plan to ride Ducati this year. The first round of ASBK - Australian Superbikes at Phillip Island left him the points leader onboard his Cube Racing Yamaha R6, then Covid hit which put the championship on hold. Being able to go to Morgan Park and do some testing gave us the chance to let him take the reins along side Mike Jones on the DesmoSport Ducati , now the problem is he is faster then expected lapping 2 tenths from the lap record second time out 🏁 pic Lori Marie 👌 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great work and result team Desmo. Behind every great rider is an awesome team 👍.

Obviously suits the superbike well, look out world here he comes. So much controlled talent way sooner than most.

Best of luck mate! Deserved ride!!

Oli futur champion for sbk !!!

Great Oli !!! Grande Oli non vediamo l’ora di vederti in Italia 🇮🇹 !!!! 🤙🤙🤙🤙

Chip of the Old Block-Troy?

Cracker!!

Margaret Constantine Blake Corbett

Thats friggin awesome!!!!! 👍

Champion in the making.. Knock em dead mate..👍👍👍

Nice coaching! And awesome Mike is helping out , but still got to have talent for a start Go Oli

Awesome looks like another Bayliss heading to the world scene in the future COMe ON OLI 👍👍👍👍👍

Oli's doing the family and team proud! Great mentors in Troy and Mike ✊

Good step for the Bayliss name to go back into WSBK 👊

Simply awesome!

Very talented. Wonder who he takes after.

Those bloody Baylisses.... you gotta watch 'em!

He certainly has a problem.

Mark Sinclair how good is this? We might be building Oli Bayliss replicas soon...

Still need to do a 2 bike team for next year.. Be awesome to see them both on the front row

He’s special, bring on 2021!😉

Problem solved, Ducati now have Jacks partner for next year

And there is a very proud dad there Troy Bayliss 🙂👍 & go Oli Bayliss 👍👍👍

Great stuff, what a problem to have hey👍👍

Such a big future ahead for the talented young man

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2 weeks ago

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All eye's were on Oli Bayliss #68 as he raced the V4R for the very first time.

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All eyes were on Oli Bayliss #68 as he raced the V4R for the very first time.

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Oli futur champion for sbk..

Forza Ducati !!!

Like father like son

Love the termi

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