Multiple Australian Superbike Champion Mike Jones will return to DesmoSport Ducati for the 2021 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK). In an expanded, 2-rider team line-up, Jones will look to grab another championship aboard the DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Mike Jones will lead DesmoSport Ducati’s 2021 Superbike campaign

“It’s great to continue racing with the DesmoSport Ducati team. I’ve had a lot of success with this outfit in the past and I’m confident that we can win races and challenge for the championship this season. I’m especially excited about Oli joining the team, it’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to sharing my experience of the Panigale V4 R with him, and additionally, I think I’ll be able to take advantage of the extra data we’ll gain by having two riders on track. I’m feeling motivated, determined and ready to go racing again!” Said Mike Jones.

“Mike has the potential to win every time he hits the track and continues to prove that he’s a world class athlete. He has an incredible work ethic on the bike and I’m really happy that he’ll be leading our 2021 ASBK campaign. Mike and I have won two championships together and I’m confident that we’ll make it three in 2021”.Said Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry.

Mike Jones has built up a good relationship with the Ducati DesmoSport team.

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati Australia: “We reaffirmed our commitment to racing in Australia, and to DesmoSport Ducati in 2020, so we are thrilled to continue that partnership as the team not only retains Mike Jones, but also expands to welcome Oli Bayliss to the Ducati family. Ducati has a strong connection in racing to Australia, so to see the son of one of our champions step up to race the Panigale V4 R is special for sure, and we wish the team all the best as they head into the 2021 ASBK season”.

Preseason testing will begin at Philip island on January 27 and 28. To keep up to date with the latest news on the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, via their website and following ASBK on Facebook and Instagram.


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