News 5 Sep 2023

WorldSSP racer Bayliss to remain sidelined from French round

'Hopefully in the near future I can start riding again.'

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Australia’s Oli Bayliss will remain on the sidelines as the 2023 Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP) resumes this weekend at Magny-Cours, the D34G Racing rider continuing to recover from a shoulder injury sustained at Donington earlier this year.

A high side during Superpole at the sixth round saw him dislocate his left shoulder and declared unfit before race one, before injuries sustained in the incident ruled him out of the following round at Imola after FP1.

The number 32 then underwent shoulder surgery in Australia which sidelined him from the eighth round at Most, and in his latest update, Bayliss has outlined he is not yet ready to ride as the recovery process continues.

“It’s race week but not for me,” Bayliss shared. “Unfortunately still I am not ready to ride the bike. I am still in the sling after the surgery and have not ridden a bike yet since trying in Imola. It’s killing me to say I’m missing out on another race weekend but it will be for the best so I can come back with no problems in the future.

“In one week I will start rehab and hopefully in the near future I can start riding again. I miss my team and good luck to them this weekend. Also a big thank you to my sponsors and supporters.”

After the French round, three stops remain on the 2023 WorldSSP calendar as the championship then moves to Aragon on 22-24 September.