Troy Bayliss may have retired from the World Superbike paddock for the second time recently, but that doesn’t mean that the former world champion is stepping away form competitive racing.
He will return to action next month for the first round of the AMA Pro Grand National flat track series, lining up for all five rounds of the legendary series for Lloyd Brothers Ducati – on a flat track machine inspired by Ducati’s new Scrambler.
An 1100cc air-cooled Ducati engine in a custom-built frame, the machine has taken strong styling cues from the Italian firm’s new 803cc machine.
“Dirt and flat track racing are where I cut my teeth as a junior. Everything I have learned on the dirt helped me through my career in road racing and to find myself back where it all started makes me feel young again.”
“To race the Grand Nationals will be a challenge, but to compete with the Lloyd Brothers on the Ducati had to be done. Flat track is on the up here in Australia. We have run the Troy Bayliss Classic for the past three years and mixing it up with Henry Wiles, Jared Mees and Sammy Halbert has been great. I really look forward to my time in the US of A.”