Phillip Island WSB: Bayliss out with broken collarbone

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Troy Bayliss has broken his right collarbone after high siding his Xerox Ducati 1098 F08 on the final day of the official Pirelli test at Phillip Island. MCN has learned that that Bayliss crashed whilst attempting to pass Kawasaki PSG-1 rider Regis Laconi at the exit of Lukey Heights and on the approach to MG Corner.

It appears that Bayliss decided that he had to abort his move on Laconi and got hard on the rear brake, which spun the bike round and threw him over the high side.

The accident happened at approximately 12.45pm local time and the 38 year old was taken to Melbourne hospital for further examination and x-rays.

Regis Laconi was taken out in the crash after being t-boned by the fallen Bayliss but was uninjured.

Circuit medics hope that his injuries should heal within 21 days, giving him time to recover for the first race of the season.

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider