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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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4 days ago

DesmoSport Ducati

We can't make it this time, but if you're based in Sydney's north, head on down!Join us for tastings, food and fun next Saturday afternoon!

Hope to see you all there!

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We cant make it this time, but if youre based in Sydneys north, head on down!

5 days ago

DesmoSport Ducati

The final ASBK race of 2019 was nothing short of incredible.
Troy Herfoss Racing earned even more respect after last weekend, not only for what was an incredible ride, but for being so gracious. He is last person that you want chasing you down, and for Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike to come away with the win, this championship was earned, down to the last moments in the last lap.

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The final ASBK race of 2019 was nothing short of incredible.
Troy Herfoss Racing earned even more respect after last weekend, not only for what was an incredible ride, but for being so gracious. He is last person that you want chasing you down, and for Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike to come away with the win, this championship was earned, down to the last moments in the last lap.

#DesmoSportDucati
📷 Andrew Gosling - tbgsport

Comment on Facebook

The scene after the flag, when riders stopped to congratulate, was outstanding and a great show of true respect and sportsmanship

This was one of those race days that you will never ever forget. Awesome racing, good weather and exemplary sportsmanship. Congrats to all involved 👏.

Troy Herfoss is the complete athlete! A very, very good motorcycle racer & a pretty good cyclist as well!😉

a fabulous day of racing. Happy to help flagging.....same time next year? ( Now if I can only get my 900GTS to run like that!) 🙂

Brilliant racing and brilliant sportsmanship.

Fantastic Mike

Absolute world class !!

Just AWESOME!!!

🎉🎉🎉🙌🙌🙌🙌☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

That race had every thing you would want to see in a race. The way Mike Jones and Troy Herfoss rode was nothing short of world class standards and the way they handle themselves off the track was of the highest standards seen in any motorsport in a while. 100 % respect to both men and hats off to thier incredible skills on a motorcycle.

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7 days ago

DesmoSport Ducati

With a championship on the line, Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike was in demand all weekend from the media.
Can't help but wonder what he's thinking in this shot though!

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With a championship on the line, Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike was in demand all weekend from the media.
Cant help but wonder what hes thinking in this shot though!

#DesmoSportDucati

Comment on Facebook

I swear I heard a faint cry for help..lol Top job MJ.

"I've got a pretty good job, eh"

I could caption this about the positioning of the mic etc but best I don't

MJ "oh please !" Lol.

I've got this🏁

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1 week ago

DesmoSport Ducati

The ASBK Championship winning DesmoSport Ducati Panigale FE of Mike Jones is on display at the Australian Motorcycle Festival!

Tag us in if you get a pic with it!

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The ASBK Championship winning  DesmoSport Ducati Panigale FE of Mike Jones is on display at the Australian Motorcycle Festival!

Tag us in if you get a pic with it!

#DesmoSportDucati

Comment on Facebook

Exactly!

like this?

Are yo guys going to do t Shirts celebrating the 19 title?

2 weeks ago

DesmoSport Ducati

At this point, we only focus on ourselves and the job ahead...
We might as well be alone out here on the grid.

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At this point, we only focus on ourselves and the job ahead...
We might as well be alone out here on the grid.

#DesmoSportDucati

Comment on Facebook

Alway race yourself, then you’ll always be ahead of your competitors.

In a league of your own as well 😉

2 weeks ago

DesmoSport Ducati

We had a number of special guests come through the pit on race day, with this group getting a really candid insight into what makes our race bikes work so well from Ben Henry.

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We had a number of special guests come through the pit on race day, with this group getting a really candid insight into what makes our race bikes work so well from Ben Henry.

#DesmoSportDucati

Comment on Facebook

Thanks so much Team Desmo for such a great start to an awesome day. Big thanks to Ben, Troy, Mike and team for such a candid talk and insite into the workings and tactics of the team. Couldn't have had any better results 👍👏. Bring on 2020.

Thanks for the access and insights DesmoSport Ducati, Ducati Owners Club NSW really appreciate your hospitality 👍🏻😎

Christina Kowalin Andrew Burley

Andrew Burley 🤤 drooling

2 weeks ago

DesmoSport Ducati

Championship ingredients!

#DesmosportDucati
2019 Australian Superbike Champion
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Championship ingredients!

#DesmoSportDucati
2019 Australian Superbike Champion

Comment on Facebook

Well done by all, and thank to all the sponsors for making it all possible

Where's me bloody T shirt.

2 weeks ago

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Comment on Facebook

Bloody brilliant.

It was a great battle start to finish awesome to see Mad Mike Jones come out in top on the Ducati

Mike, Even though I knew you won, I was still biting my nails that whole lap !! 🏁🏍️🏆🥇 🤣😂 Congratulations again!

Great ride and the vtwin grin ...

Awesome ride Mike💪

Awesome 🤓

Brilliant

So good #46 🏁 🏆

Boom

Mark Peterson

Dan Hughes good fight going on here Top riding !!

Donna Walters

Barry Miller Colin Bod Hyde Chris Stacey Paul Stogneff Con Nakos How Fkn Good!!!!

No mistakes, well done Mike Jones

Mika Giron c'est toi ? 😆

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2 weeks ago

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Smoking Mike Hard on the gear man ha ha

🏆🥇😎👏👏👏

2 weeks ago

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That design would make an excellent tshirt. Take my money!!

Well done crew. Super stuff.

Congratulations

Congrats tee shirt in the mail heheh

Numeri 1

🥇

Fabio Desmo Cocci

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2 weeks ago

DesmoSport Ducati

We woke up today... And we are the 2019 Australian Superbike Champions!

The final race of 2019 was one that will go down in racing history as one of the most epic race battles between two incredible racers. @troyherfoss17 had a strong weekend and fought till the very end, pushing @mikejonesracing to the limit.

If you haven't watched the race, head to the ASBK facebook page and watch it NOW!

#DesmosportDucati
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We woke up today... And we are the 2019 Australian Superbike Champions!

The final race of 2019 was one that will go down in racing history as one of the most epic race battles between two incredible racers. @troyherfoss17 had a strong weekend and fought till the very end, pushing @mikejonesracing to the limit.

If you havent watched the race, head to the ASBK facebook page and watch it NOW!

#DesmoSportDucati

Comment on Facebook

That was the longest 12 laps great job champ.

Yep an amazing race congrats to you all great day of watching the bikes 🤘👍👌

Congratulations to you all, well deserved.

That final race was right up there with the best MotoGP races this year! (and they are THE best races in the world!!) To not only win that race and also the championship in the last seconds of the series is absolutely AWESOME!!! Mike and the Team are worthy 2019 Champions 🏆🙏🏻

Happy days, it's been a great season and you deserve the win. Plus your on my favorite bike, haha, so even better 😁🙌🏆

Brilliant work by the whole team. Fantastic ride in the final race, brilliant battle boys. Congratulations Mike Jones and the DesmoSport Team

Was an awesome last race of the season and credit to both boys for a good clean fight. I was watching it on my mobile in the middle of a school fete. As Mike Jones exited turn 9 for the last time, with a good lead, I jumped up and punched the air with a big "YES HES GOT IT" much to the bemusement of 300 odd kids and parents. I think I shocked a few!

Massive weekend and a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all involved...

Put on a great show that could of cost you the championship.

Awesome effort

Fantastic to watch!

Great job guys 🏁🏁🏆

Congrats, unreal race 👍

Simply AWESOME, congratulations to all of you!

Congratulations Desmosport Ducati ♥️🏁🏍

Congratulations guy 👍

A true gentleman well done mike

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Ducati and mike jones - what a great team. #1

Brilliant ride Mike Jones, best race all season. Anywhere

You guy's wake up every day as champions 👍

Congratulations Mike 🎉🍾

Fantastic riding on a fantastic bike = #1

Enhorabuena. Muchas felicidades por ese título.

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2 weeks ago

DesmoSport Ducati

Congratulations @mikejonesracing And our entire team for the hard work that each one of you puts in to make this a reality, in particular Ben Henry, Troy Bayliss and Paul Free.

Also a huge thank you to each and every partner of the team. You give us the support, products and information to have the best superbike in the country.

#DesmosportDucati

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Congratulations @mikejonesracing And our entire team for the hard work that each one of you puts in to make this a reality, in particular Ben Henry, Troy Bayliss and Paul Free.

Also a huge thank you to each and every partner of the team. You give us the support, products and information to have the best superbike in the country.

#DesmoSportDucati

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QBE Australia
Australian Outdoor Living
Termignoni
Doric
Motul
Pirelli
Ohlins 
Inox
Underground Designs
Western Freight Management 
Cube Performance Centre 
SpeedAngle
Gearwrench
Sprint Filter
GB Racing
Eazi-Grip
JetPrime
A1 Race Paint
Spider Racing
Hel Performance
Koda 
Spider Racing
Thermal Technology
LINK International 
Billetta Imports
SD3
RK Chains
Woolich Racing

📸 @tbgsport

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations awesome effort never in doubt 😉

Super awesome effort by all, well done.

Absolutely fantastic Mike & your Team Congratulations

Congratulations team, great rider and best team. Makes me proud to be a Ducati owner, awesome guys

Congrats team Desmo. Awesome result. Today was some of the best racing we have seen. Thanks for youDutcha great day and vetoing to meet you all 👏👍.

Well done Mike congratulations

Awesome effort mate, everyone could see you wanted it so bad.💪🇮🇹👏👏👏

Hello from Italy.. Congratulations Mike and Ducati ! Excellent job ! 🇭🇲🇮🇹🔝🔝🔝.

Congrats 🎉 Mike Jones love to see that you are doing well and that you are doing a great job congrats again 👌❤️

Great year guys

Congratulations Mike and the team - from no ride to ASBK champion - its been great to watch !

Heck yeah Mike Jones! Must have been those chats we had at St George 😉 Seriously, well done dude, and the DesmoSport team, epic year.

Congratulations

Well done Mike

Congratulations ✊

Congrats👊🎂

Awesome result team. Not the first time that Mike Jones and Paul Andrew Free have worked together to get great results. Super impressed.

Bravo Mick 👏👏👏 cya at the bend next year 👌

Fantastic effort by all involved. A well earned championship Mike Jones!!!!

Congratulations Mike , Troy , and the Entire DesmoSport Ducati Team !!! #1 🏍️🏁

Congratulations Mike 🎉🍾

Winner 👊🔥

Champion #1

Good mad mike 👍😎🏆🇦🇺

Awesome job guys, so well deserved.

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