BAYLISS RETURNS HOME TO MONTE CARLO AFTER OPERATION

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Ducati Xerox Team rider Troy Bayliss has returned to his Monte Carlo home following an operation on his injured hand on Sunday afternoon in the UK. The Australian had a weekend of ups and downs at Donington Park. First on Friday he celebrated his 38th birthday, on Saturday he set pole position and then he high-sided out at Coppice on lap 6 of the first race on Sunday. He was taken to the … [Read more...]

BAYLISS HEADS DAY 1 OF OFFICIAL SUPERBIKE TEST IN VALENCIA

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Valencia (Spain), 18th March : Troy Bayliss was the front-runner for the factory Ducati Xerox Team in the first of two days testing for the World Superbike Championship regulars, excluding Honda Ten Kate, at Valencia. In glorious sunshine, the Australian rider was fastest throughout the day, recording his best lap of 1m34.482s in the cooler morning session. Team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) WRAPS UP BRNO TESTING WITH MORE RECORD LAPS

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Bologna (Italy), Wednesday 14th June: Troy Bayliss once again dominated proceedings on the final day of Brno testing to wind up quickest overall in the three days for the Ducati Xerox Team. The Australian, currently leading the 2006 World Superbike Championship by a healthy margin after five rounds, concluded the Pirelli tyre development tests with a quickest time of 2m00.0s on qualifying tyres … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX TEAM) DEMOLISHES LAP RECORD ON DAY 2 OF BRNO TESTING

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Bologna (Italy), Tuesday 13th June: Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) demolished the outright Superbike lap record on the second day of testing at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Australian, whose has raced at Brno before but only in MotoGP, improved last year's best lap time set by Chris Walker by over two seconds to leave the unofficial record at 2m00.8s. Bayliss's time was set in … [Read more...]

BAYLISS BUMPS AND GRINDS HIS WAY TO PROVISIONAL POLE

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TWO CRASHES CAN’T HALT THE PROGRESS OF BAYLISS A day of crashes, stoppages, changeable weather and the usual intense Superbike competitiveness was finally put to rest by the impressive pace of Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox), who beat the existing race lap record with a 1’27.011 lap. His best circuit of the Silverstone track was set on race tyres, and came despite a double fall in the … [Read more...]

MONZA: DOUBLE FOR BAYLISS

Troy Bayliss extended his championship lead even further for Xerox Ducati after a spectacular double win at Monza in Italy at the fourth round of the Corona Extra Superbike World Championship. Second place went to reigning world champion Troy Corser on the Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki with his race one challenger Noriyuki Haga on the Yamaha Italia in third place. Alex Barros missed out on a … [Read more...]

DOUBLE 1ST FOR BAYLISS

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Troy Bayliss repeated his race one plan to take the win from Troy Corser at the third round of the Corona Extra Superbike World Championship at Valencia in Spain. Both the Xerox Ducati rider and the Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki rider were a good 14secs clear of third place man Lorenzo Lanzi – race two panning out as a carbon copy of race one. Bayliss admitted that Corser got him in the … [Read more...]