A confident and excited Oli Bayliss is set to hit the Phillip Island Grand Prix track for the opening round of both the WSBK and ASBK this weekend. Contesting two classes, aboard similar equipment will see Bayliss on track 12 times across the weekend.

Oli Bayliss will not only continue to compete in the Australian Supersport class, but will make his international debut in the WorldSSP.

Oli Bayliss will not only continue to compete in the Australian Supersport class, but will make his international debut in the WorldSSP.

Cube Racing team owner, Ben Henry: “I’m really excited to see Oli on track this weekend. He’s been doing a really good job up until this point, and I can’t see any reason why he won’t do well on both the World Supersport bike and the Australian Supersport bike this weekend.

“He’s 16, making his debut on the world stage, and I’m really proud to be a part of it to be honest. It’s great to have Marty back in the team, Nathan has fit right in and the team is working well together. Last year was a learning year for Oli on the 600, and this year, we really think he has what it takes to win, and we’ll do whatever we can to support him”.

WSBK champ Troy Bayliss (left) pictured with son, current WorldSSP and Australian Supersport rider Oli Bayliss (right).

WSBK champ Troy Bayliss (left) pictured with son, current WorldSSP and Australian Supersport rider Oli Bayliss (right).

Oli Bayliss: “I’m really excited to race on the world stage this weekend. We learnt a lot in the two days of testing this week, and already I’ve done my own fastest lap of the track, so the experience alone is good for me. There’s no pressure from the team to perform on the World SuperSport bike, but I really want to prove myself on the world stage this weekend by getting some points, finishing in the top 15, and use it kick off my ASBK Supersport campaign.

“For ASBK, I’m confident I can race for wins this year. I’ve got the team around me, and I’m determined to keep progressing. Finishing at the top this weekend, it will set my season in the direction we want, so I can’t wait to go racing.”

Oli Bayliss has set a realistic goal for his WorldSSP debut, aiming to finish within the top 15 on the weekend.

Oli Bayliss has set a realistic goal for his WorldSSP debut, aiming to finish within the top 15 on the weekend.


World Supersport Schedule
Friday, Feb 28th

  • FP1: 11:30am
  • FP2: 4:00pm

Saturday, Feb 29th

  • FP3: 10:35am
  • Superpole: 12:55pm

Sunday Mar 1st

  • Warm-up: 9:55am
  • Race: 1:15pm

Australian Supersport Schedule
Thursday, Feb 27th

  • FP1: 1:30pm

Friday, Feb 28th

  • FP2: 8:45am
  • Qualifying: 2:25pm

Saturday, Feb 29th

  • Race 1: 8:50am
  • Race 2: 5:15pm

Sunday Mar 1st

  • Race 3: 4:45pm

For full race results from this round of the ASBK head to computime.com.au
Stay up-to-date with the team via the Cube Racing Facebook page.
For more information on the Australian Superbike Championship head to www.asbk.com.au


The opening round of the WorldSBK kicked off yesterday, but it isn’t too late to get tickets!
Tickets will be available at the gate, or you can book them by clicking on the ad below.
For the full weekend race schedule, click here.



 

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