Nov 22, 2012
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Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss today confirmed the inaugural Troy Bayliss Classic, International dirt flat track event will be held at Taree Motorcycle Club on Saturday January 19, 2013.
The invitational event, which has been a passionate dream held by Bayliss for many years, will feature a star-studded line-up of past and present motorcycle racing legends.
Already confirmed for the historical event is three-time World Speedway Champion Jason Crump, World Supersport Champion Chris Vermeulen and multiple Australian Supercross and Motocross Champion Dan Reardon with more big names to be announced in the coming weeks.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Taree Motorcycle Club's twilight meeting, which is already an iconic event on the national dirt track calendar.
"I hadn't raced at the Taree Motorcycle Club for over 25 years," said Bayliss, a former junior at the Old Bar track. "I was invited to race at the twilight meeting earlier this year and I had a really good time.
"The event was fantastic and the track was so much fun. It was great to be back at my old track seeing so many familiar faces. I can't wait to return and bring some of Australia's best motorcycle racers with me," Bayliss added.
The Taree Motorcycle Club twilight meeting will include club races for juniors through to seniors plus ATV and sidecar action.
The Troy Bayliss Classic feature events will see 16 special guest riders participate in a range of races and solo super pole shoot outs.
The diverse depth of rider talent is set to attract spectators who follow all forms of motorcycle racing.
"I have an amazing list of riders who I look forward to announcing over the coming weeks," Bayliss continued. "They come from all different styles of motorcycle racing and have all excelled in their chosen disciplines be it motocross, enduro, road racing, super motard, speedway, flat track or supercross.
"It's going to be awesome to see the likes of Jason Crump & Chris Vermeulen up against someone equally as skilled in their own discipline, all on a level playing field."
The family-friendly event is designed for spectators to meet and greet their idols, enjoy the day and night racing program along with off track family entertainment.
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