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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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1 week ago

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The news is out!
Mike Jones remains with DesmoSport Ducati as the team expands for Oli Bayliss!

Here's what the team had to say:

Mike Jones: "It's great to continue racing with the DesmoSport Ducati team. I've had a lot of success with this outfit in the past and I'm confident that we can win races and challenge for the championship this season. I'm especially excited about Oli joining the team, it's going to be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to sharing my experience of the Panigale V4 R with him, and additionally, I think I'll be able to take advantage of the extra data we'll gain by having two riders on track. I'm feeling motivated, determined and ready to go racing again!"

Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry: "Mike has the potential to win every time he hits the track and continues to prove that he's a world class athlete. He has an incredible work ethic on the bike and I'm really happy that he'll be leading our 2021 ASBK campaign. Mike and I have won two championships together and I'm confident that we'll make it three in 2021".

Team Co-Owner, Troy Bayliss: "Ben and I have a great group of people and companies that support DesmoSport Ducati, and it's thanks to them that we're able to take this step forward and have two riders in the premier Superbike class. Mike is a great racer, and as he proved in 2019, more than capable of winning against the best riders and teams in Australia, and I think we'll see him racing for the win every time he's on track".

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The news is out! 
Mike Jones remains with DesmoSport Ducati as the team expands for Oli Bayliss!

Heres what the team had to say:

Mike Jones: Its great to continue racing with the DesmoSport Ducati team. Ive had a lot of success with this outfit in the past and Im confident that we can win races and challenge for the championship this season. Im especially excited about Oli joining the team, its going to be a lot of fun and Im looking forward to sharing my experience of the Panigale V4 R with him, and additionally, I think Ill be able to take advantage of the extra data well gain by having two riders on track. Im feeling motivated, determined and ready to go racing again!

Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry: Mike has the potential to win every time he hits the track and continues to prove that hes a world class athlete. He has an incredible work ethic on the bike and Im really happy that hell be leading our 2021 ASBK campaign. Mike and I have won two championships together and Im confident that well make it three in 2021.

Team Co-Owner, Troy Bayliss: Ben and I have a great group of people and companies that support DesmoSport Ducati, and its thanks to them that were able to take this step forward and have two riders in the premier Superbike class. Mike is a great racer, and as he proved in 2019, more than capable of winning against the best riders and teams in Australia, and I think well see him racing for the win every time hes on track.

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Excellent !!!!

Great news

Awesome news for Team Desmo and ASBK.

congratulations Mike Jones

More Power to The Team. Congrats

Great news!

Great news 1x awesome team 💪🏼

👏👏🇦🇺🇦🇺👍

Fantastico

Hanging out 4 the season! Hopefully see all the racing!!

Congratulations Mike Jones and Oli Bayliss, great team for DesmoSport Ducati. All the best in 2021!

The only downside is I fear we have seen the last of Troy in ASBK as a rider. Call me sentimental but I got a real kick out of seeing him mix it with the young blokes.

This will be a very strong team, 2 fantastic riders, and a strong bike, with the Ducati V4R. This is going to be so good for the ASBK and fans, we will see some great racing.😀😀😀

I’ll b watching from my flagpoint 🇦🇺🏍🤪

Great news...fanfrickentastic‼️👊👌💪

So good to see the team come to this point. A Ducati 2-bike ASBK outfit seemed a world away 10 years ago. Huge congratulations to Ben, Troy and everyone who's supported them

Fantastic news!!!!! This is great for Ducati and ASBK. Looking forward to seeing the 2 riders on grid this year.

Awesome news!!

What a team 🥰

Good to see

Great news 👍

Woohoo. Awesome news Mike. Looking forward to another great year watching you go round.

Congrats Mike Jones!

Nice one!!! Am I still riding your 600 this year?

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1 week ago

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Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike returns to lead DesmoSport Ducati's 2021 ASBK - Australian Superbikes Championship campaign in an expanded two-rider DesmoSport Ducati team!

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Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike returns to lead DesmoSport Ducatis 2021 ASBK - Australian Superbikes Championship campaign in an expanded two-rider DesmoSport Ducati team!

#DesmoSportDucati #MikeJones
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Let's do it

Uep

Great news

Sweet news

Just the V4 R

Strong team👌

R U Going to Be Running a Bike in the Supersport, or Just Two DUCATI V4 ?

Great opportunity for a championship win with Mike and Oli Bayliss in the team, good luck for 2021

Good one 👍

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2 weeks ago

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Here's what Ben, Troy and Oli had to say:

Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry: "I'm really proud to be able to give Oli this opportunity. I've watched him grow through his entire road-racing career, and his performance at Morgan Park last year was enough for Troy and I to be confident in his ability on a superbike. It for sure will be another steep learning curve, but Oli is a smart racer, and if he applies himself properly he just might surprise himself and a few others as he continues to progress in 2021".

Team Co-Owner, Troy Bayliss: "It's pretty special to have Oli make his ASBK debut on a Ducati. He's had two years racing the 600 now and learnt a lot, but we really want to keep him progressing, and after some good days riding the Panigale V4 R last year, he showed he can handle the bike. When it comes down to it, DesmoSport Ducati is a professional team and we're motivated to not only win, but also grow as a team and Oli has proven that he's fit, motivated and skilled enough to make this step forward in his career, so I'm looking forward to what the 2021 season has to offer".

Oli Bayliss: "I'm really excited to move up to superbikes this year, and I really appreciate the faith that Ben, Dad and Ducati have put in me. The Panigale V4 R is such an amazing bike to ride, and the laps and races at Morgan Park last year gave me even more confidence that I can be competitive against Australia's best racers. I'm training harder than ever and I can't wait for the test, scheduled at the end of January, to jump on my DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R".

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Heres what Ben, Troy and Oli had to say:

Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry: Im really proud to be able to give Oli this opportunity. Ive watched him grow through his entire road-racing career, and his performance at Morgan Park last year was enough for Troy and I to be confident in his ability on a superbike. It for sure will be another steep learning curve, but Oli is a smart racer, and if he applies himself properly he just might surprise himself and a few others as he continues to progress in 2021.

Team Co-Owner, Troy Bayliss: Its pretty special to have Oli make his ASBK debut on a Ducati. Hes had two years racing the 600 now and learnt a lot, but we really want to keep him progressing, and after some good days riding the Panigale V4 R last year, he showed he can handle the bike. When it comes down to it, DesmoSport Ducati is a professional team and were motivated to not only win, but also grow as a team and Oli has proven that hes fit, motivated and skilled enough to make this step forward in his career, so Im looking forward to what the 2021 season has to offer.

Oli Bayliss: Im really excited to move up to superbikes this year, and I really appreciate the faith that Ben, Dad and Ducati have put in me. The Panigale V4 R is such an amazing bike to ride, and the laps and races at Morgan Park last year gave me even more confidence that I can be competitive against Australias best racers. Im training harder than ever and I cant wait for the test, scheduled at the end of January, to jump on my DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R.

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Geoff Maloney

This is going to make a few people nervous, go get em Oli.

Dai gas a martello

On ya Oli, hope to see you continue growing and hopefully go even further with your career post asbk 🤙

Excellent news boys !! Go hard Oli Bayliss !!!and good luck mate !!👍👍👍

Beautiful ❤️

Torna un Bayliss su Ducati 😍😍😍😍😍

Following in his fathers footsteps. Troy was an absolute beast on the Duke in WSB.

Oli,well done,all the very best,with your future ambitions, Enjoy the ride.

Like father like son...! 😉👍🏁🏆🚀

Keep the shiny side up, and let them look in those two black eyes underneath the V4R ! (And get that wonderfull colorscheme from your dad on that bike, that would be a nice tribute ! 👍🏻)

That’s great news, looking forward to watching your progress through the Superbike season 👍

Beautiful

great news <3

Go Get em Champ.. Ya got the worlds best Mentor in TB...👍

Best of luck!!! Can't wait to see him racing!!! 🏁🏁💪💪😎😎

Mousty Elter

😂🤪😂

Madonna mia che brividi!! Bayliss's Forever!

Your the best Ben ...up up and away

You got this Oli Best of luck and have a blast.

Great stepping stone to wss and wsbk. The fairing bashing in the asbk will be handy when Oli gets to the world stage. Great mentors in Ben & Troy.

Awesome great news keep it shiny side up!👍

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2 weeks ago

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...and just like that Oli Bayliss #68 is now a Ducati Superbike rider, confirmed to race the Panigale V4 R in ASBK - Australian Superbikes for the 2021 season!!

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...and just like that Oli Bayliss #68 is now a Ducati Superbike rider, confirmed to race the Panigale V4 R in ASBK - Australian Superbikes for the 2021 season!!

#DesmoSportDucati #OliBayliss
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✌️🏁🏁🏁 gasssssss Oli.

Nick Jambor

Forza Oli!!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Divertiti!!! ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼

Wow my dream2 bike!.... 😎😎😎

Barry Turner

Congratulations mate! Awesome work and best of luck 😎

Yippee Well done!!! Go Ducati. Go Bayliss

Congratulations Oli

Awesome stuff. Congratulations Oli Bayliss Good luck team

Rad

Woohoo this will be an exceptional year

Fantastic!!! Best of luck to the Oli and team!!!✊😝

That's bloody Awesome Oli can't wait for morgan park

Son of a gun!

Awesome thing Oli 👌

Awesome, still has plenty of time to go further too 👍👍

Well done Oli.

He coming to the uk in 2022

That is terrific ! All the best for 2021 mate

F......k yer ...thats sik ..world champion .here we come

This is awesome!!! TB was my favourite of all time so this is just amazing Go OB #68

Congrats Ollie, well done. 👏

Terrific news: just means another number to watch out for when flagging🏍🇦🇺

Fantastic!!! Good luck Oli, Mike Jones, Ben and team!!!!!

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3 weeks ago

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Many of you got in touch after the last pic, so here's another shot of the very naked DesmoSport Ducati V4R

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Many of you got in touch after the last pic, so heres another shot of the very naked DesmoSport Ducati V4R

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I don't see any posters of our boy in the back ground.lol .tell em young ballistic

Hopefully a bit more than an oil change involved in this. Very cool though.

Boom

There’s nothing to it!

Looks fast

Needs more handsome 19’ ASBK champion posing in the background.

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