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    Troy Bayliss back ?!?!

    Gonna have to find a way to watch the Aussie SBK races now.

    World Superbike legend Troy Bayliss to race in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship!

    Triple World Superbike champion and MotoGP race winner Troy Bayliss is to come out of retirement and compete in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship.

    Bayliss will be racing for his own DesmoSport Ducati team and, at the age of 48, intends to finally add the ASBK title to his list of illustrious racing achievements.

    The Australian told CycleOnline.com.au: “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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtrandall View Post
    Gonna have to find a way to watch the Aussie SBK races now.
    I suspect he will be very competitive, but I doubt he can take the title. It’ll be one hell of a show though. It will blow the doors of historical crowd numbers at ASBK weekends.
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    Phillip Island is the first stop on the WSBK calendar. Wild card?

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    excellent!!
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    Very cool.

    His wife is probably thinking WTF!
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    Troy Bayliss is way up there on the list of likeable characters in racing. He was fun to chat with at the 2015 Sacramento Mile flat track race, but an hour later seeing him laying there after hitting the back straight wall was really unnerving. He was lucky to escape with just the broken leg I reckon.

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    Troy’s never stopped racing’ I think’hes Still Aussi champ for’supermoto.

    great to see, I’m 5yrs behind him, so gives me some time yet
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    Like Jeremy McWilliams, in his head he can still show these young f*ckers how its done........just don't bounce so well when it goes tits-up.

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    mcwilliams is badass.
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    McWilliams is racing in January’s Island Classic, along with Colin Edwards and another Troy (Corser). Should be good!

    http://islandclassic.com.au/latest-n...island-classic
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    another thing i won't be able to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZSLR View Post
    McWilliams is racing in January’s Island Classic, along with Colin Edwards and another Troy (Corser). Should be good!

    http://islandclassic.com.au/latest-n...island-classic
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    I bumped into Troy and his wife back in Dec 2007 on the elevator of a hotel in Bologna on our way to breakfast before heading out to the Motor Show.

    Friendly and down to earth guy.
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    Good week end coincidences with the world supas camping is a must there was a lot of push and shove last year so Troy will know what he is in for Suzuki was fast lots of races after PI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzr750 View Post
    I'm riding down, have an air bnb booked in Cowes, 25th anniversary, it's going to be good.
    Yes should be a fantastic weekend! I see Michael Rutter has also joined the UK team. I’ll be there on the Saturday!
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