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Old Dec 13th 2017, 01:43 AM   #1
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Bayliss to run full 2018 Aussie SBK season

I am not sure if hoax or not but would gladly follow 2018 Australian SBK with Bayliss as fulltime contender. Just read the news. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Old Dec 13th 2017, 01:50 AM   #2
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Yep it's a true thing . He is racing a 1299 final edition.
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Yep it's a true thing . He is racing a 1299 final edition.
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Old Dec 13th 2017, 01:55 AM   #4
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Bayliss makes full-time 2018 ASBK comeback official - CycleOnline.com.au
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At 48 years old you'd have thought he'd have had his fill of broken bones and potential injuries and the very real prospect of extended recovery times and complications as you age, should you have an off. Saying that you have to admire his steely determination and drive, given that he's not financially motivated to step back into the arena. Saw him at WDW2016 on track, and also witnessed this little mishap



but he's a top bloke so I can only wish him well.
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Always like to refer to the following account of "how to grow some", when looking at footballing pre-madonnas writhing around on the grass after stubbing one of their ickle toes. Get over yourselves and your bloated self-importance and take a leaf out of this man's dealings with real injuries.

Leading race one at Donington, coming out of Coppice at over 100mph, his Ducati slewed sideways and spat him unceremoniously onto the tarmac.

The next shot, of Troy in the gravel clutching his nuts, left no doubt as to what had broken his fall. Ouch. Then when a kid in the crowd asked for his gloves and Troy began to oblige (ignoring the excrutiating pain from what turned out to be a split testicle) he realised the full extent of his injuries as his mangled little finger began to come off with the glove it had been in. Double ouch. That evening surgeons removed the remains of Troy's finger. The testicle damage was so severe surgery was needed. "I've finished using it," he joked later.

Ten days later at Valencia, minus half a finger, and with a testicle so sore the team tried to buy him a cricket box before practice (they failed - no one plays cricket in Spain), Troy stuck his Ducati on pole.
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This is pretty neat. I'm excited to see how he does.

I'm clearly unfamiliar with the regulations as I didn't know that a 1299cc twin could race in any SBK series but I also think that it's pretty cool he will be racing a Final Edition.
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... he realised the full extent of his injuries as his mangled little finger began to come off with the glove it had been in. Double ouch. That evening surgeons removed the remains of Troy's finger.
One of my friends who used to own a Ducati dealer had the opportunity to talk to Troy at dinner once (Ducati-sanctioned dealer event) and he asked Troy about the pinky incident. He said he still regretted having them amputate it!
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Originally Posted by Sherpa23 View Post
This is pretty neat. I'm excited to see how he does.

I'm clearly unfamiliar with the regulations as I didn't know that a 1299cc twin could race in any SBK series but I also think that it's pretty cool he will be racing a Final Edition.
yeah i thought it was capped at 1200cc too.
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