Every superbike enthusiast know Troy Bayliss and they can see him on the track this weekend at 2015 WSBK season opener at Philip Island. Bayliss is a former world superbike champion. He retired back in 2008 but he is coming out again to race in this year’s season opener.
He is going to ride Ducati Panigale R for the Aruba.it Ducati factory team because of the injury of Davide Giugliano. Ducati didn’t asked Bayliss for the replacement and planned to run a single bike with Chaz Davies but then Bayliss himself asked to ride in the place of Guigliano at the Australian track.
Here is the Bayliss official statement. “The desire to be able to return to the track and see the home crowd and the Ducatisti has always been strong, ever since I last raced and then also Phillip Island, one of my favourite tracks, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of World Superbikes. This gave me the idea to compete as a wildcard and work with the Ducati Superbike technicians once again. I know it’s going to be a very difficult weekend, also because it’s a while since I’ve ridden the Superbike but I do know the track well and so hope to get back into it after a few laps. I’ll try to enjoy myself and will of course be doing my best to score a good result and put on a good show for the public.”