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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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Day one in the books of our two-day test at Winton with both @mikejonesracing & @oli_bayliss32 putting in strong laps.

Bring on tomorrow!

#DesmoSportDucati
📷 Russell Colvin (783 Media)

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Day one in the books of our two-day test at Winton with both @mikejonesracing & @oli_bayliss32 putting in strong laps.

Bring on tomorrow!

#DesmoSportDucati
📷 Russell Colvin (783 Media)

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@australian_outdoor_living @termignoni_official @doricracing @motulaus @pirellimotoaus @ohlinsracing @underground_designs @inoxlubricants #WesternFreightManagement @cubeperformancecentre @speedangleau @sprint_filter @gbracingaustralia @RK @eazigripuk @ridersupportaustralia @helperformancelines @sydney_winebeerspirits @billettaimports @kodanutrition @unitworkwear @brisk_australia @ProGrip @TheToolStore @jetprimeaustralia

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Ben North new Termi's

Awesome

Excellent, bring on tomorrow 😁

Push on, development is key.

1 week ago
DesmoSport Ducati

Great to see the Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike and Oli Bayliss #32 back on track as we prepare for Winton on March 14!

#DesmoSportDucati #forzaducati
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Great to see the Mike Jones Racing - Mad Mike and Oli Bayliss #32 back on track as we prepare for Winton on March 14!

#DesmoSportDucati #ForzaDucati
📷 Russell Colvin (783 Media)

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Good luck to you both.

Good luck team

Can’t wait to see you racing

to Italy I cheer for you fantastic team🏍️🏍️🏍️🏍️🏍️

GO TEAM!

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1 week ago
DesmoSport Ducati

Doric - Innovators of hardware for windows & doors, have reconfirmed their commitment to racing in Australia and to DesmoSport Ducati as the team races for the 2021 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) aboard a matching pair of Ducati Panigale V4 R superbikes!!!

Head to www.doric.com.au/shop to find out more about Doric.

#DoricRacing #DesmoSportDucati
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Doric - Innovators of hardware for windows & doors, have reconfirmed their commitment to racing in Australia and to DesmoSport Ducati as the team races for the 2021 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) aboard a matching pair of Ducati Panigale V4 R superbikes!!!

Head to www.doric.com.au/shop to find out more about Doric.

#DoricRacing #DesmoSportDucati 
📷 Russell Colvin (783 Media)

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Looking forward to a great year. let's kick some ass boys.

Orsum .no more words

Anyone know if it’s on tv?

Good luck 🇦🇺🇦🇺🏁🏁

Good luck👍👍👍🏁

Here's wishing you pair the best of circumstances to showcase your sponsor's faith in you for the whole season.

The good news keeps on coming. Good luck

👏👏🇦🇺🏍🌟’s👍

Can’t wait to see you both on track at Winton, so covid stay the f—k away

Well done Doric

Great news, here’s to round 1

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3 weeks ago
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@oli.Bayliss32 will now have to wait until Winton on March 14 to make his ASBK Race Debut...

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@oli.Bayliss32 will now have to wait until Winton on March 14 to make his ASBK Race Debut...

📷 @RBmotolens
3 weeks ago
DesmoSport Ducati

Cracker shot of @MikeJonesRacing doing what he does best!

#DesmoSportDucati
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Cracker shot of @MikeJonesRacing doing what he does best!

#DesmoSportDucati
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And he will for years to come

Watch out for Young Oily ,Jonesy He's going to Chop You Up Bro .Just Saying 🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍👍😎

4 weeks ago
DesmoSport Ducati

Disappointing to confirm that the Victorian covid lockdown has forced the @asbk to postpone round 1 next weekend.

Our preparations have been strong and our pre-season testing leaves us with a lot of confidence.

#DesmoSportDucati

Image: Russell Colvin
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@australian_outdoor_living @termignoni_official @doricracing @motulaus @pirellimotoaus @ohlinsracing @underground_designs @inoxlubricants #westernfreightmanagement @cubeperformancecentre @speedangleau @sprint_filter @gbracingaustralia @RK @eazigripuk @ridersupportaustralia @helperformancelines @Sydneywinebeerspirits @billettaimports @kodanutrition @unitworkwear @brisk_australia @ProGrip
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Disappointing to confirm that the Victorian covid lockdown has forced the @asbk to postpone round 1 next weekend.

Our preparations have been strong and our pre-season testing leaves us with a lot of confidence.

#DesmoSportDucati 

Image: Russell Colvin
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@australian_outdoor_living @termignoni_official @doricracing @motulaus @pirellimotoaus @ohlinsracing @underground_designs @inoxlubricants #WesternFreightManagement @cubeperformancecentre @speedangleau @sprint_filter @gbracingaustralia @RK @eazigripuk @ridersupportaustralia @helperformancelines @Sydneywinebeerspirits @billettaimports @kodanutrition @unitworkwear @brisk_australia @ProGrip

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Will those Mexican's ever get their shit together?

So disappointing we were looking forward to seeing you guys

Giddy up, lets go

see you'all at Wakefield....😲

Here we go again.

Tassie hub for 2 rounds 🤟

Great pic.😀

At least we got round 1 in last year. How disappointing.

THE DREAM TEAM <3

At least the tennis wasn't canned!!! Go figure!!

Hope things get real soon🤞💪

👎🤬

Bugger!!

2020 over again ahhh

See u at Winton Pete Mayne

Ban tennis, more bike racing

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