The son of Australia’s three-time World Superbke champion, Troy Bayliss, will contest the entire 2021 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) aboard the DesmoSport Ducati V4 R.
Oli started racing in the Australian Supersport series in 2017 at the age of 13 and the following year was alongside his dad who raced in Superbikes.
He stepped up to the top category with a few races last year on the Ducati Panigale V4 R.
Now he will compete in the entire series and his dad couldn’t be happier.
“He’s had two years racing the 600 now and learnt a lot, but we really want to keep him progressing, and after some good days riding the Panigale V4 R last year, he showed he can handle the bike,” Troy says.
“When it comes down to it, DesmoSport Ducati is a professional team and we’re motivated to not only win, but also grow as a team and Oli has proven that he’s fit, motivated and skilled enough to make this step forward in his career, so I’m looking forward to what the 2021 season has to offer”.
Oli is also stoked.
“The Panigale V4 R is such an amazing bike to ride, and the laps and races at Morgan Park last year gave me even more confidence that I can be competitive against Australia’s best racers,” he says.
“I’m training harder than ever and I can’t wait for the test, scheduled at the end of January, to jump on my DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R”.