Ducati Australia is supporting the Desmo Sport Ducati team, Troy Bayliss’ team.
In a press release Ducati Australia said:
• Ducati Australia will partner with DesmoSport Ducati for the 2020 Australian Superbike Championship Season
• Now as a fully owned subsidiary in Australia, this partnership reinforces the brand’s commitment to the racetrack
• DesmoSport Ducati Team will defend their Championship on board the Ducati Panigale V4 R
With the introduction in 2020 of a fully owned corporate subsidiary of Ducati, the support of the reigning Australian Superbike Champion reinforces the brand’s commitment to the racetrack.
After a long and successful history partnering with Australian riders including Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Casey Stoner and now Jack Miller, Ducati Australia are thrilled to officially support the Australian Superbike Championship with DesmoSport Ducati Team Owners, Troy Bayliss and Ben Henry.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati Australia: “Ducati has had a long and successful relationship with Troy. We are thrilled to continue this relationship in Australia as we support the DesmoSport Ducati Team to defend the Australian Superbike Championship. As we prepare to enter the Australian market with the fully owned corporate subsidiary, we are proud to partner with those that share our passion of the brand and the racetrack. We wish Mike Jones and the Team the best of fortunes when racing resumes.”
Troy Bayliss, Team Co-Owner of DesmoSport Ducati and Three Time World Superbike Champion: “My relationship with Ducati is strong. The brand along with the family in Borgo Panigale, have supported me throughout my career and I am excited to once again partner with them for the season ahead. I am excited to go racing together and see a new chapter as a Team Owner along with Ben (Henry).
Ben Henry, Team Co-Owner of DesmoSport Ducati: “We’ve had a close relationship with Ducati since the team first went racing in 2016, and I’m happy to see that partnership reinforced with Ducati’s arrival in Australia. I want to thank Warren Fraser and Warren Lee for their support as we established the race team, and I’m really looking forward to working with Ducati as we move through this next phase and go racing again soon.”
With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to slowly ease, DesmoSport Ducati Team have begun preparations for the recommencement of the 2020 Australian Superbike Championship. Motorcycling Australia continues to communicate with the team and we hope to see announcements made as soon as possible regarding the modified calendar.