SportMotoGPWorldSBK: Troy Bayliss suffers a serious bike accident

WorldSBK: Troy Bayliss suffers a serious bike accident

The 52-year-old former WorldSBK and MotoGP rider suffered a serious bicycle accident last Friday, May 14, which caused a fracture in the C4 vertebra with spinal cord damage, which will force him to rest for several months, reported Ducati .

Despite the seriousness of the injuries, the three-time WorldSBK world champion returned yesterday to his home in the Gold Coast , eastern Australia, and there he will begin his recovery calmly after a few days in the hospital in stable state.

The Australian, who does not remember how the accident happened, was involved with another bicycle that came out between two parked cars and hit his head hard, which made him lose consciousness and he was quickly taken to hospital.

“I’m pretty good and I’m home now, but because of the crash I won’t be able to ride a motorcycle again until I regain mobility in my arms and hands,” said Bayliss . “I want to report what has happened to me to say that I am fine and that I will return to the track as soon as possible.”

“It’s been a very intense weekend for me and my family, but luckily I’ll come out of it. The doctors are very optimistic and there’s no exact indication of how long I’ll need to get back on the bike. Maybe it’s one thing of months or perhaps it is much more. Everything will depend on how and when the vertebra will be welded”.

The Taree rider was proclaimed WorldSBK world champion in 2001. In 2003 he made the leap to MotoGP with Ducati and after an unfortunate stint with Honda in 2005, he returned to the series-derived motorcycle championship in 2006 with the Borgo Panigale brand . That year he won his second title and as a prize he was chosen to replace Sete Gibernau at the Valencia Grand Prix , achieving his only victory in the premier class there.

After winning his third World Superbike Championship in 2008, he returned to Australia, where he competed in different car and motorcycle categories. At the age of 48, in 2018, he signed up to compete in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK). In recent years he has guided the career of his 17-year-old son Oliver , who competes for his team, DesmoSport, in the local championship with Ducati.

Troy Bayliss’ career photos in MotoGP and WorldSBK

21 Troy Bayliss-Ducati 999 F07, Ducati Xerox Team

21 Troy Bayliss-Ducati 999 F07, Ducati Xerox Team

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Ganador de la pole Tom Sykes, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, Troy Bayliss

Ganador de la pole Tom Sykes, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, Troy Bayliss

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Podium: Troy Bayliss with Loris Capirossi

Podio: Troy Bayliss con Loris Capirossi

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Troy Bayliss wins the race

Troy Bayliss wins the race

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Troy Bayliss y Loris Capirossi

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Polesitter Tom Sykes, Kawasaki Racing, second place Eugene Laverty, Milwaukee Aprilia, Troy Bayliss

Polesitter Tom Sykes, Kawasaki Racing, second place Eugene Laverty, Milwaukee Aprilia, Troy Bayliss

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Polesitter Tom Sykes, Kawasaki Racing, Troy Bayliss

Polesitter Tom Sykes, Kawasaki Racing, Troy Bayliss

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Troy Bayliss, Loris Capirossi, Ducati Desmosedici GP4

Troy Bayliss, Loris Capirossi, Ducati Desmosedici GP4

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Troy Bayliss on the starting grid

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Troy Bayliss and Alex Barros

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