2016 Troy Bayliss Class Results
In the face of rough weather, over 5000 motorcycle racing fans turned up at Taree Motorcycle Club this past weekend for the 2016 Troy Bayliss Classic presented by Garden Master and Shark Helmets.
With a freshly resurfaced oil-based track, the race proved to be one of the closest and exciting editions in the events four-year history. Sadly, poor weather set in and forced the evening finals to be cancelled.
The All-Stars and Legends classes contested three rounds out on the circuit throughout the day with Jared Mees, Sammy Halbert, Michael Kirkness, Brad Baker and of course, the man himself, Troy Bayliss claiming victories in the All-Star class. The legends, with Jason Crump and Joonas Kylmakorpi battling out, showed that their rivalry hasn’t calmed down one bit as the two traded passes across all three races.
Event Organizer Troy Bayliss praised the Taree Motorcycle Club, officials, competitors and fans for their perseverance during some very trying weather situations.
“It was a great day considering the conditions,” said Bayliss “We got through all the heat races but it was disappointing that we were not able to run the final few events.
“I would have chopped off my other pinky to have run the Americana, Superpole and Troy Bayliss Classic final but, unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.
“I would like to thank the competitors, officials, volunteers and especially the race fans who came out and stayed until to the bitter end,” Bayliss added.
Recent improvements to the facility did not go unnoticed. Spectators chimed in with much approval and planning is already underway to expand on what the Taree Motorcycle Club has accomplished this year, helping the 2017 event grow to even greater heights.