Troy Bayliss plans oil-track motorcycle series

Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss wants to start an oil-track series in Australia. “It’s a closer stepping-stone to road racing than dirt,” he said today at the Troy Bayliss Classic in Taree. “The track stays the same so you get the same lines all the time.” The Classic featured current and former national and …

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Bayliss, Muggeridge, Cudlin race

The second annual Troy Bayliss Classic and the Baylisstic Scramble Teams Challenge in January at Taree looks like being another who’s who of motorcycling greats. Organisers have confirmed 2004 World Supersport Champion Karl Muggeridge (left) and three-time Qatar Superbike Champion Alex Cudlin will join the rider line-up for the Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic on …

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Charity bike rides possibly harassed

Charity motorcycle rides last weekend may have been harassed by Queensland Police as part of the crackdown on outlaw bikie gangs. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says they have received about six complaints so far, but he has not been able to substantiate them. “One was a Down Syndrome charity support ride …

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Chris Vermeulen off-road riding tips

Former MotoGP racer Chris Vermeulen gave some first-hand riding tips to those attending the BMW GS experience demo ride on the Sunshine Coast this week. Although known as a world-class road racer, Chris is also a very handy off-road rider spending hours training on dirt bikes on his Yandina property. He was on hand at …

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Troy Bayliss - Australia Day announces comeback

Bayliss, Vermeulen, McCoy, Crump race

A stellar line-up of riders including Troy Bayliss, Chris Vermeulen, Jason Crump, Garry McCoy and Stephen Gall is expected for the Baylisstic Scramble Dirt Track Teams Challenge next year. Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss has announced there will be held Moto Expos at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds on March 21-23 and Melbourne Showgrounds on …

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Chris Vermeulen rides for charity

Wet weather kept a lid on numbers for the Bang on a Beanie ride with 2003 World Supersport champion Chris Vermeulen at the weekend. The ride left MotoLife at Caloundra for the Sunshine Coast hinterland under threatening skies. But while some of the roads were wet from morning showers, the riders had mostly clear skies …

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Ride with Chris Vermeulen for charity

You can ride with 2003 World Supersport champion Chris Vermeulen this Saturday. MotoLife at Caloundra is hosting a Bang on a Beanie Barbie after a ride through the region with the former MotoGP and 10-time World Superbike race winner. The ride will help raise funds for the Bang on a Beanie campaign supporting more than …

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Chris Vermeulen denies comeback

Don’t get excited about 2003 World Supersport champion, 10-time World Superbike race winner and MotoGP winner Chris Vermeulen coming out of semi-retirement. Rumours circulated a while ago that the 31-year-old, semi-retired Sunshine Coast cattle farmer would be riding for the Suter-BMW MotoGP team this year after scoring a fill-in ride for them at Le Mans …

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