News 26 Jun 2023

Pole and race one victory for Bayliss in IDM appearance

Another rider leaking oil resulted in race two crash at Most.

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D34G Racing’s Oli Bayliss made a competitive appearance at the third round of the IDM Supersport Championship at Most, qualifying on pole position and converting that to a race one victory.

Bayliss – a Supersport World Championship regular with the D34G team – qualified fastest by fourth-tenths, later taking a commanding 8.576s victory in race one.

Unfortunately, a crashed rider leaked oil in race two, and Bayliss was one of many riders to be brought down as a result, ruling him out of contention.

“Honestly was a good weekend in Most, we were fast and made a lot of progress,” Bayliss recalled. “We made another step and finally are getting closer to the goal. We still need to work a little bit on the qualifying pace but the race pace was really good.

“In the first race we had our first victory and in the second unfortunately one crashed rider leaked oil causing myself and others to crash in the second last turn. Was a fast crash and I am in some pain but only minor damage. We’re heading in the right direction for Donington and I’m confident we can have a good weekend.”

The IDM Championship is regarded as the German international motorcycle championship, and Most marked Bayliss’ first appearance in the series this year. His attention now turns to the sixth round of the 2023 Supersport World Championship this weekend at Donington, but will return to Most however for the Czech round of WorldSSP between 28-30 July.