-- Anticipation rises as star riders ready for Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic
A huge crowd is expected at the Taree Motorcycle Club at Old Bar for the inaugural, star-studded Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic this Saturday January 19.
The event will mark a rare occasion where decorated motorcycle racers, past and present and from a host of different disciplines, not only come together in one place but also have the opportunity to go head-to-head.
Competitors of every level will take to the track with peace of mind knowing that Australia’s leading motorsport medical service is trackside and waiting to assist if necessary.
Because of their extensive industry experience and knowledge, Troy Bayliss made a personal request that Suzuki RACESAFE be on hand for the event.
“The medical facility that Suzuki RACESAFE has is the best on offer,” said Bayliss.
“We have some of the best riders in the world at this event, right through to juniors in their very first races on 50cc bikes – knowing that RACESAFE is on hand for assistance or advice is a great.”
Bayliss will donate a unique signed painting for RACESAFE to auction in future, and a number of other riders, including World Speedway Champion Jason Crump, have also pledged some unique goods.
Simon Maas, Director of Emergency Services at Suzuki RACESAFE, thanked Bayliss and the event team for the opportunity to be a part of the Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic in its inaugural year.
“The Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team is thrilled to be invited to join Troy and the All-Star line up of riders at the Troy Bayliss Classic,” said Maas.
“The list of riders competing is just amazing and this will be a rare opportunity to watch some of the greatest riders from yesterday and today competing in what is sure to be an action-packed day.
“Here’s hoping for all the riders they don’t need our services on the day, but we are very pleased to be there to support all the riders and the event - perhaps some the retired stars might be making good use of our physio and massage services!
“It’s sure to be an amazing event and one we are very proud to be involved with.”
A full day of flat track action will begin from 9.30am when gates open and the final touches are put on race bikes as riders ready for the event.
From 10.00am the timed practice sessions will begin to give an early indication of pace and form over a lap on the challenging oil-based circuit.
Round 1 will begin from midday, with over 175 riders – local competitors in addition to the Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic All-Stars and Legends – laying down the first laps for position and points over 33 races.
Round 2 will follow, with a further 33 races to be run in the afternoon sun.
Superpole for the Troy Bayliss Classic will then be held, with each rider given a clear track to set their fastest time.
Round 3 and a further 33 races will determine event finalists who will run off for major positions under lights.
The event will conclude with some of the most hotly-contested and anticipated racing in Australian history as champions from vastly-different backgrounds and era’s eye off top prize.
With ticket sales exceeding expectations, the public are encouraged to purchase tickets online https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=7910 (Online tickets will close at 6pm on Thursday 17th January)
Book accommodation now at the Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre 1800 182 733 or online at www.manningvalley.info
For more information on the Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic visit http://www.facebook.com/TroyBaylissClassic
-- Husky Preview
Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss will head a star studded field for this weekend’s Troy Bayliss Classic Dirt being held in Troy’s home town of Taree, New South Wales. Bayliss will compete on a Paul Feeney Group prepared Husqvarna TC 449.
The inaugural dirt track event to be known as ‘Troy Bayliss Classic Dirt’ will be held at the renowned Old Bar track and has attracted some legends of the sport including Chris Vermeulen, Randy De Puniet, Jason Crump, Shawn Giles, Jamie Stauffer, Stephen Gall, Toby Price, Dan Reardon, Chris Hollis, Troy Herfoss and a host of current and former legends from various different disciplines.
The event will be held Saturday January 19th with a full schedule of Junior and Senior dirt track plus ATV and sidecar events run in conjunction with the Taree Motorcycle Club as a twilight meeting. There will also be plenty of off track entertainment from Jack Field (world freestyle trials rider), stunt rider Lukey Luke and burnout king Mick Brasher performing throughout the day.
Troy Bayliss: “Initially I think the perception of the event was that it was possibly going to be considered as a display race, however any time you put 24 highly competitive riders of this caliber together, make no mistake, we all want to get the win.
"In talking to the guys this week at testing, they are all very excited about the event and keen to lock in some bragging rights for the next 12 months.”
Paul Feeney: “Troy and I are good mates though I never contemplated ever seeing Troy compete on a Husqvarna, so it is a genuine thrill for me to have him on the Husqvarna TC 449 this weekend for a one off race. A few of the boys have indicated that they are taking the race very seriously and it should add to what is set to be a great days racing.”
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