Bayliss: WSBK is in a great place

Troy Bayliss is excited by the new WSBK season and believes that the Championship is currently a brilliant product to follow.

Bayliss is a three-time WSBK champion.

His 52 World Superbike victories are second only to Carl Fogarty.

He has entertained fans of the sport like few others.

So when he says the upcoming season is shaping up to be a belter, you better believe it.

“This year in the WSBK it should be really good, I think it’s going to be quite exciting,” the 47-year-old Australian said.

When questioned on the season ahead and who he thinks might emerge on top, Bayliss pointed to Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes as his favourites.

“Honestly I believe Davies is at the top of his game, he seems to be really strong and he’s been doing well in testing.

“Of course he’s got a bit of Ducati background however I think Chaz is really strong, but Melandri’s going to do well of course.

“Not only those guys, you’ve also got the guys on the Kawasaki’s.

“It’s going to be hard, tough old year – it’s going to be a very strong championship.”

The season kicks-off on the 25th and 26th of February in Bayliss’ native Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.