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About DesmoSport Ducati

The DesmoSport Ducati team was formed in 2016 by the 2001/2006/2008 World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss and former Australian Superbike racer, Ben Henry. 

The team, based out of Cube Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, competes in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) against Australia’s, and some of the world’s, best Superbike racers. For 2021 the team expands with lead rider, and dual Australian Superbike Champion, Mike Jones alongside Superbike rookie Oli Bayliss aboard matching Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbikes.

The rules of ASBK result in very few mechanical changes to the standard Ducati Panigale V4 R apart from a full titanium exhaust, advanced Ohlins suspension package and advanced electronic management via a Magneti Marelli ECU.

Meet the Desmo Ducati team

Mike Jones

Michael Edward Jones (born 25 February 1994) has graduated through the junior ranks of road racing within Australia, before taking positions in Europe in World Superstock, as well as guest rides in World Superbike and MotoGP. Returning home, Mike has successfully won two Australian Superbike Championships, including the most recent 2019 Championship with DesmoSport Ducati Aboard the Panigale 1299 Final Edition.  

Rider Bio

DOB: 25/2/1994

Lives: Brisbane, QLD

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Best Result: 2019 ASBK Champion

"I've been lucky enough to partner with Ducati both in Australia and overseas with a lot of success on the track throughout my career and I'm excited to continue that partnership in 2021. The team has expanded, and I'm really enjoying having Oli as a team-mate, helping him find his way on the superbike while I work towards my own goal of winning the championship".

Oli Bayliss

Son of three-time world champion Troy Bayliss, Oli (born 20 September, 2003) has progressed from Dirt Track racing into the Supersport 300 class, SuperSport and now debut's in his Rookie season as a Superbike racer at 17 years old aboard the the DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R. A year for learning, Oli continues to impress with his eagerness to learn both on and off the bike, and is quickly proving himself in a very fast and experienced field.

Rider Bio

DOB: 20/9/2003

Lives: Gold Coast, QLD

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Best Result: 2nd 2020 Supersport Championship

"It's my first year on a superbike and I'm enjoying racing the Panigale V4 R. It's a big step from Supersport to Superbike, but I have a great team around me, giving me an incredible race bike and I'm motivated to learn, race and work my way to the front of the field".

 

Meet the Crew

Troy Bayliss - Team Co-Owner
Ben Henry - Team Co-Owner & Crew Cheif - Mike Jones
Byron Draper - Crew Cheif - Oli Bayliss
Brent Stephens - Mechanic - Mike Jones
Brian Hand - Mechanic - Oli Bayliss
Chris Jones - Suspension technician - Mike Jones
Shane Taylor - Data Specialist

Australian superbike Round 4: Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 18-20

Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 18-20

Breakthrough Win for Oli Bayliss

Australian superbike Round 3 - Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn, NSW Apr 16-18

Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn, NSW Apr 16-18

Critical Points for DesmoSport Ducati at Wakefield Park

Australian superbike Round 1 - Winton Motor Raceway

Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC Mar 12-14

Strong Start to DesmoSport Ducati ASBK Campaign

Pre Season

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