48-Year-Old Troy Bayliss Returning To Full Time Superbike Racing

After a 10-year hiatus

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Three-time Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss is returning to racing, announcing he will jump back on the bike after a 10-year hiatus.

Bayliss joined Podcast One's Greg Rust to announce his return (Listen in below), coming will come out of retirement to race the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship.

The 49-year-old admitted his decision to return was the desire to win the only title that has eluded him. 

"It was a situation we first considered when Callum was injured," Bayliss said.

"Obviously, it was a big call and it didn’t quite feel right at the time.

"Since then, I have tested the bike and completed a lot of miles both in practice and racing the 300 class.

"Initially, I did want to see another young guy on the bike but after I rode it, I felt that I needed to contest the championship and try and win myself the elusive Australian Superbike title."

Bayliss will become the oldest rider to ever race during the 2018 season and he will be looking to make history by becoming the oldest competitor to win the Australian Championship. 

The full interview with Trevor Bayliss is part of a new automotive podcast series hosted by Greg Rust, available on Podcast One in 2018.