Mike Jones to ride Ducati Panigale 1299S in new DesmoSport Ducati Corse squad jointly managed by Troy Bayliss and Ben Henry
Ben Henry’s Cube Racing squad has joined up with Troy Bayliss for season 2016 to form DesmoSport Ducati Corse.
2015 ASBK Champion 21-year-old Mike Jones will continue with the Queensland based squad to defend his title in the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship, and also into the newly announced 2017 motoSBK Championship.
Mike Jones will ride the 1299 Panigale S for the first time at Sydney Motorsports Park early next month.
The team will also run a rider in the Supersport category. 20-year-old Robbie Menzies will take the controls of a ZX-6R as he moves up from the Ninja FX300 cup.
In the small capacity Production category run at Australian Superbike events the team will also field at least one entry.
The team will focus solely on the M.A. managed series and will not take part in the Terry O’Neill managed Australasian FX Superbike Championship.
Team Principal Ben Henry, now 34, will step down from riding duties to instead concentrate his efforts on managing the squad, in conjunction with 50 per cent team owner Troy Bayliss.
Unveiling the team at the 2015 Sydney Motorcycle Show today, Bayliss said he was thrilled to be coming back into the championship.
“I am really excited to be partnering with Ben (Henry) in the Desmosport Ducati team,” said Bayliss
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