MotoGP race winner and three-time World Superbike champion, Troy Bayliss, has accepted an invitation to race in Barcelona’s invitational Superprestigio Dirt Track race on December 13. Bayliss, Superbike world champion in 2001, 2006 and 2008, has made this announcement after meeting 2014 MotoGP world champion, Marc Marquez the week of the Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Philip Island. Both riders and more than 20 current FIM World Championship roadracers will meet and face each other on the clay 200-meter oval racetrack in Barcelona, Spain.
These days, Bayliss is competing in Australian Flat Track and Supermoto championships, where he’s won a total of five championships between the two. In fact, the Superprestigio will come only two weeks after the Motul Baylisstic Scramble Teams Challenge in Melbourne, providing good practice for the event in Spain.
Troy Bayliss: “I am excited to confirm that I will be taking part in the second running of the Superprestigio in Barcelona. It is perfect timing for me, just two weeks after a race in Melbourne, so I will have a good lead-up event to help me prepare. The Superprestigio has grown a lot with so many top riders, and hope it will also help raise awareness of Dirt Track here in Australia.”
Marc Marquez: “This is really great news! I’m thrilled, because Barcelona is not close to Troy’s hometown. Hopefully he can come a few days early and practice with me on my track. Races will be amazing, we’ll have real great time there!”