Troy Bayliss Classic 2016

Troy Bayliss Classic 2016 - New Spectator EventsNew spectator facilities and a spectacular line-up of entertainment are just a few of the initiatives raising experience to new heights for spectators at the Motul, Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic 2016 presented by Insure My Ride, Garden Master and Shark Helmets at Taree Motorcycle Club on Saturday, January 16.

Featuring Australia’s longest-running freestyle motocross team, Showtime FMX, the breathtaking FMX team will be making their first ever appearance at the Troy Bayliss Classic.

With three scheduled entertainment sessions throughout the day, riders Steve Mini and Harry Bink will not only be on hand to greet fans but will be displaying their signature big whips and other moves that are sure to be remembered.

Both riders are members of the globally successful action sports show, Nitro Circus. Bink recently claimed the Australian FMX title ahead of a tough field including: Blake Williams, Ryan Brown and American FMX star Nate Adams.

Excited to be performing at the iconic event, Steve Mini said he was looking forward to putting on a good show for the 6000 strong crowd, “We can’t wait to get down to the Troy Bayliss Classic in Taree,” Mini said. “I have heard a lot about the event so I am really looking forward to being part of it. Nothing beats heading out to regional areas performing for great crowds and meeting fans.”

Event Organizer Troy Bayliss said he is thrilled to be bringing Australia’s most popular freestyle entertainment to Taree, “Showtime FMX is the longest running FMX team in Australia, with riders who often perform in the world’s biggest contests and touring shows such as Red Bull X-Fighters, Nitro Circus and the Crusty Demons,” Bayliss beamed. He continued with, “This event is about bringing together some of the best riders from all disciplines so it is fitting that we have the Showtime FMX team headline our entertainment.”

Not only contesting the 2016 Troy Bayliss Classic, Japanese flat-track leader, Masatoshi Ohmori will also be performing his signature slide that has garnered over 500,000 people on YouTube.

“It is great to have Masatoshi Ohmori return to the Classic, the crowd get right behind him and his slide skills are incredible,” Bayliss added. “Masa will entertain the crowd during the sunset break in the evening, he also recently competed the Superprestigio event in Spain so I am sure he will be on the pace when it comes time to race. “

An all new canteen has been constructed at the Taree Motorcycle Club, allowing staff quicker preparation time and the ability to serve the needs of such large crowds with ease.

Other much welcomed improvements to the facicility include a newly uprdaded PA system and a 300 person capacity temporary grandstand that will be located near the canteen, to accommodate those while getting their refreshments. Tickets to the grandstand are $15.00 and only available the day of.

The event organizers have listened and now, visitors will be able to peruse a range of displays at this year’s Troy Bayliss Classic merchandise tables. Items like t-shirts, caps and stubby coolers will be available to commemorate the race.

Tickets to the 2016 Motul, Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic presented by Insure My Ride, Garden Master and Shark Helmets are on sale now via Troy Bayliss Events.

The event, which will be held at Taree Motorcycle Club on Saturday, January 16, is also supported by Coates Hire and Ixon.

2016 Troy Bayliss Classic Schedule

Saturday, January 16

  • 7:00am.       Car park opens
  • 9:00am         Gates open
  • 10:00am       Showtime FMX show
  • 11:20am       Showtime FMX show
  • 11:45am       Practice
  • 12:45pm       Racing starts (all support classes plus Troy Bayliss Classic heats & Insure My Ride Legends class)
  • 6:45pm         Showtime FMX show
  • 7:20pm         Masatoshi Ohmori slide demo

Main Events

  • 7:45pm         Garden Master Americana
  • 8:45pm         Shark Helmets Superpole
  • 9:45pm         Motul Pireli Troy Bayliss Classic Final
  • 9:55pm         Insure My Ride Legends presentation & Troy Bayliss Classic presentation

*please note times subject to change