Three-time WSB champion Troy Bayliss is making a comeback at the age of 48. Bayliss plans to contest the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship aboard a Ducati sponsored by his own team. Bayliss won his third, and final WSB title in 2008. Bayliss also won a MotoGP race in 2006 while substituting for the injured Sete Gibernau on the Ducati factory team.
Bayliss has ridden in the WSB championship in his 40s, and shown excellent, competitive speed. We will be watching his return to racing with interest.