Troy placed second in the Australian Superbike Championship before heading overseas and acknowledges he has some unfinished business.
“I have a bit of work to do in terms of fitness but after testing the bike and running it at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival I feel I am definitely up to the task,” he says.
Ducati welcomes comeback
Ducati Australia and New Zealand CEO Warren Lee said Bayliss’ inclusion in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship is fantastic for the fans and the series.
“We’re naturally all super excited that Troy has decided to race again on a Ducati Superbike and in the ASBK for 2018!” he says.
“When he was racing in the World Championships and since returning to Australia, Troy has always been such a great ambassador for Australia and our motorcycle sport and industry. His passion for motorcycling and “putting back in” attitude is why he is Australia’s and one of the world’s most popular and liked riders.”
The opening round of the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship is at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 23-25 which is also the opening round of the 2018 World Superbike series.