Australia’s Oli Bayliss is set to take on his second FIM Supersport World Championship campaign with D34G Racing in 2023
Oli Bayliss will undergo a team change as he takes on his second full-time season in the FIM World Supersport Championship, with the the 2023 season getting underway on the 24th to 26th February for the Grand Ridge Brewery Australian Round at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
With a successful end to his maiden year in World Supersport, Oli Bayliss will be making a team change in 2023 as he switches to the D34G Racing team, while remaining on his Ducati Panigale V2 machinery.
Bayliss made a promising debut in the FIM Supersport World Championship, seeing out the 2022 season in 15th position with 48 points alongside the BARNI Spark Racing Team. The 19-year old made continual improvements throughout the year, with his best race finish in sixth place at Estoril, and accumulated four top-ten finishes over the 12 round season.
D34G Racing team made a promising debut in the FIM Supersport World Championship in 2022 where they contested in the WorldSSP Challenge (European rounds only), and will now take on a new challenge in 2023 as they contest in a full-season campaign with Bayliss.
Bayliss will be joined by team mate Maximilian Kofler, who will contest in the European Rounds only as part of the World Supersport Challenge, with Kofler’s 2023 campaign commencing at the TT Circuit in Assen in April.
Oli Bayliss: “I’m super happy to be going into the new season with D34G Racing run by Davide Giugliano. 2023 will be my second year in the WorldSSP category and with Ducati machinery, so I’m looking forward to building on the experience made in my rookie season, keeping my progression moving and make it a good one. I’ll train hard during the off-season to be ready for the first test and cannot wait to get started. See you all in 2023!”
D34G Racing team showed potential during their World Supersport Challenge campaign in 2022, scoring points with stand-in riders Isaac Vinales and Nicholas Spinelli with their best race finish of ninth in Portimao. Like Bayliss, the team will embark on their second campaign in World Supersport, and after scoring points regularly at the end of their maiden campaign, will be aiming to build on this with more experience in the bag.
Team Manager and former WorldSBK racer Davide Giugliano said: “We wrapped up 2022 on a high and with excellent results, which give us great motivation ahead of the new season. We renewed the whole line up for 2023: we will have two, new and young riders in Oli Bayliss and Maximilian Kofler. Both did a great job in 2022 aboard Ducati machinery, so we give them a warm welcome. I cannot wait for the season to get underway: testing will commence very soon, in the second half of January, and I’m looking forward to seeing them aboard our bikes.”