Fireproof. We can not define this Australian pilot named Troy Bayliss any other way . With three titles as Mute Champion of Superbikes (2001, 2006 and 2008, always with Ducati) and 48 years old on his shoulders the antipode driver resists leaving the competition and after a few months a little complicated returns to the gone.
In 2018 and after a relative retirement Bayliss has decided that it was time to return to the races in earnest and play the full season of the Australian Superbike Championship that will start next February with the first date at the mythical Phillip Island circuit , on board a Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.
Back to the races with 48 years
Troy has along with fellow driver Ben Henry a team in the Australian event, the DesmoSport Ducati, and last year and valued the option to put on the leather suit after injuring his pilot Callum Spriggs. Finally they considered that then it would not have been appropriate to resume the races, but a year later the situation is different.
“I feel like I have outstanding accounts,” Bayliss said. “I have some work to do still at the physical training level but after having tried the bike in Adelaide I feel ready to go back to work.” In addition, Bayliss has participated in the category 300, which has made it possible to be ready to run again.
And is that ‘Baylisstic’ is an addict to the adrenaline of the circuits , because after having “retired” at the end of 2008, he went back to the past replacing Davide Giugliano in the Aruba it Ducati during the first two dates of 2015. After that he went to do the Americas running Dirt Track with a Ducati Scrambler, but the adventure ended with a broken leg and three months later he fractured a vertebra, a clavicle, a rib and a finger running in the same discipline, but this time in Australia.
In addition to being a WSBK driver, Bayliss has the honor of being one of the few riders who have managed to win both the motorcycle championship derived from the series and MotoGP , having achieved three podiums in MotoGP between 2003 and 2004 and a victory in the historic Grand Prix of Valencia in 2006 running as a guest driver with Ducati.