American flat-track stars confirmed for 2015 Troy Bayliss Classic

Pro AMA flat-track expert Grand National Champion Brad Baker and fellow Pro AMA flat-track racer Sammy Halbert are both confirmed to contest the 2015 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic presented by InsureMyRide & Garden Master at Taree Motorcycle Track on Saturday January 17.

Baker, who is the third youngest Grand National Champion in the history of the sport is also an AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Singles Grand National Champion.

Event organizer Troy Bayliss will have the chance to race Baker ahead of the event. The two will line-up at Marc Marquez Superprestigio in Barcelona this weekend.

Baker, who won the Superpristigio last year, said he is excited to be coming to Australia for the first time.

“I am super excited to be competing in the 2015 Troy Bayliss Classic,” Baker said.

“Many great stories have been shared with me about Australia and it’s racing. All I can say is, wow, it sounds awesome.

“Troy and many other Australians are amazing racers. With myself and Sammy Halbert being added to the list of riders I am sure the 2015 event will produce some of the best racing yet,” Baker added.

Halbert, who won the Americana at this years Troy Bayliss Classic acknowledged he has some unfinished business after crashing out of the final while battling Bayiss for the win.

“I’m even more excited to head back to Taree this time around,” Halbert said.

“After battling for the win last January only to crash out before the finish, I definitely have some unfinished business to take care of.

“Troy and the boys better be ready because I am in it to win it,” Halbert added.

Bayliss, who is in Barcelona preparing for Marc Marquez Superprestigio this weekend said he was excited to confirm two of the AMA’s best racers for the 2015 event.

“We are incredibly lucky to have Brad Baker and Sammy Halbert confirmed to contest the 2015 Troy Bayliss Classic,” Bayliss said.

“To see these guys racing some of our best racers on an Australian track, is an opportunity not to be missed.

“Sammy took out the Americana last year but I know he wants the big one and to take the Troy Bayliss Classic trophy back to the USA.

“I am looking forward to racing Brad this weekend in Spain. He won this event last year so I am keen to see how I stack up against him,” Bayliss added.

Tickets to the 2015 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic presented by InsureMyRide & Garden Master are on sale now via

The event, which will be held at Taree Motorcycle Track on Saturday 17 January is also supported by Sony ActionCam, Arlen Ness, Coates Hire, Uni Filter, Timberfast and Serco.

Brad Baker
Brad Baker
Sammy Halbert
Sammy Halbert