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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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5 months ago

After leading the early portion of race two, some late troubles dropped Troy Bayliss down the order to P7 across the line. Good news is he still salvaged second overall and is now P3 in the ... See more

5 months ago
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Ready to go in race 2

5 months ago

He’s done it! Troy Bayliss wins a thrilling race one in Darwin! Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

5 months ago

Almost that time! Sunday morning warm-up right around the corner. Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

5 months ago

There it is! Troy Bayliss, Ben Henry and Paul Free celebrate our first pole position of the season at Hidden Valley this afternoon! TB’s record-breaking benchmark in Q1 was enough to clinch P1 on ... See more

5 months ago
Troy Bayliss smashes Hidden Valley lap record in QP1 | MCNews.com.au

Troy Bayliss did the fewest laps of anyone during Superbike QP1 at Hidden Valley this morning but that did not stop him smashing the lap record to take provisional pole. Cru Halliday and Tom Toparis ... See more

5 months ago

Provisional pole for Troy Bayliss with a new circuit best lap of 1m05.601s. The only rider in the fives so far! Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

5 months ago

A mega day coming up at Hidden Valley. Let’s see where Troy Bayliss can put the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition on the grid! Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

5 months ago

Quickest in FP3 and second overall with a 1m06.198s caps off a really positive day for Troy Bayliss and the team! Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

5 months ago

Third again for Troy Bayliss in practice two, improving his time to 1m06.383s. Image: Russell Colvin. #desmosportducati #troybayliss #asbk #hiddenvalley

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