16 year old Oli Bayliss has kickstarted his attack on the 2020 ASBK Supersport Championship in great fashion after securing 2 race victories and a second place finish to secure the round victory and leave Phillip Island with the championship lead.
In what was an extremely busy weekend for young Bayliss after committing to race as a wildcard in the WorldSBK Supersport class, the extra track time clearly paid dividends for Oli Bayliss with a pole position secured in timed qualifying before converting that pole position start in to his maiden ASBK Supersport race victory in Race 1 on Saturday. Oli’s great form continued across the rest of the weekend with a second place finish in Race 2, before going on to win Race 3 on Sunday which resulted in the overall round win and the championship lead heading in to Round 2 at Wakefield Park in NSW.
Oli Bayliss on track during Round 1 of the ASBK Supersport Championship at Phillip Island
While the Wildcard ride in World Supersport didn’t go to plan after running in to serious mechanical problems on their World Supersport spec Yamaha R6, things couldn’t have gone much better across the weekend in the ASBK Supersport championship races. Bayliss must now be considered a real title threat in 2020 having only made the jump to Supersport in the ASBK Championship last year.
Oli Bayliss with his maiden ASBK Supersport race victory at Round 1 of the ASBK Championship at Phillip Island
Oli Bayliss is a Macna supported Athlete for 2020 and races in Macna leathers and Macna Track R gloves.