Legend Troy Bayliss star guest at Stafford

Three-times World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss will visit the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show at the Staffordshire County Showground as its star guest over the weekend of April 22/23, when he’ll be interviewed live on stage by Steve Plater as well as meeting showgoers and taking part in autograph-signing sessions in the Classic Racer GP Paddock.

If you’re looking for a project to start on, you might well spend all day out of doors perusing the countless autojumble stands.

Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “Troy is a legend of the sport who holds several impressive records, and he competed at the very top level as recently as 2015.

“We can’t wait to hear what he has to say about his incredible career as he shares some of his favourite memories and best stories from the past 20 years.”

By today’s standards Bayliss was a latecomer to motorcycle racing, and didn’t enter the Australian Supersport Championship until the ripe old age of 26. Success soon followed, though, and by the late 1990s he was riding in the British Superbike Championship and took a title win in 1999.

His break on the world stage came in 2000, when he replaced the injured Carl Fogarty in the Ducati World Superbike team and finished a creditable sixth overall.

He continued the momentum into the 2001 season with a consistent display that saw him capture his first world crown in the penultimate round at Assen.

Read more in the March issue of OBM – out now!

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