News 25 Mar 2016

Bayliss back on track at Wakefield Park ASBK

DesmoSport Ducati's triple world champion rides again.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Triple Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss returned to action this afternoon at Wakefield Park’s second round of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), set to take part in the two-up experience program this weekend.

DesmoSport Ducati co-owner Bayliss, who is an ambassador for the ASBK series, will take fans on the ride of a lifetime at the Goulburn-based venue across the round on board his team’s immaculate 1299 Panigale S.

“I’d never ridden at Wakefield Park before, so we wanted to get on track, get a feel for it and prepare to take fans on pillion rides around the track this weekend,” Bayliss beamed following a brief trial run on Friday.

“It was actually a really good feeling pulling my gear on and then getting on the Ducati, it’d been a full year since I last rode a Superbike in the Thailand WorldSBK round during 2015.

“This weekend is another exciting one for DesmoSport Ducati, we feel well-prepared and confident of strong results with Mike Jones, plus it’s always nice to showcase the sport to more fans through the two-up experience program.”

Bayliss will join fellow ASBK Ambassadors Shawn Giles and Steve Martin on the 25-27 March race weekend at Wakefield Park, hosting competition winners for pillion rides on the back of their bikes for the experience of a lifetime.

The DesmoSport Ducati team co-owned by Bayliss will field reigning Australian Superbike Champion Mike Jones on board a factory-supported 1299 Panigale S throughout the 2016 ASBK series.