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Troy Bayliss: Fierce MotoGP™ season ahead

Thursday, 8 April 2021

The racing in Qatar impressed the three-time WorldSBK champion.

The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has today released a MotoGP™ episode, with three-time World Superbike Champion and MotoGP™ race-winner Troy Bayliss.

Bayliss joins In the Fast Lane co-host Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss the pressures of riding for Ducati, Jack Miller's start to the season, his son Oli's racing career and reminisces about his extraordinary Valencia 2006 victory, in a one-off final MotoGP™ appearance.

When discussing the current MotoGP™ season, Bayliss says the series has become fiercer as a result of a combination of factors.

“MotoGP is becoming more competitive, they’re always a lot closer to one another in the races. It’s starting to look more like a Moto2, Moto3 race,” Bayliss said.

“I think between the rules, the riders being more competitive and the bikes being closer as well, its just all in the mix and it's making for really good and really closer racing,” he continued.

Following last Sunday’s Doha Grand Prix in Qatar, Bayliss offered his thoughts on how the factory Ducati team will be coping with being beaten by Pramac Racing.

“I think it’ll be okay, they didn’t win but still the Ducati’s did a good job, it’s just the Pramac boys finished in front of the factory boys. I don’t think there’s much between the teams, the only thing is there’s more money involved…sure the factory teams wants to win, everybody wants to win but it was still a Ducati so it’s not so bad.”

The In the Fast Lane podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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