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Flat-track stars confirmed for Troy Bayliss Classic

International flat-track stars confirmed for iconic Troy Bayliss Classic

For immediate release: 5 December 2013

Two of the biggest names in flat-track racing were today confirmed to participate in the 2014 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic at Taree Motorcycle Club on January 18.

Two-time AMA Pro Grand National Singles Champion Henry Wiles and Japanese Flat track sensation Masatoshi Ohmori are both heading to Australia for the iconic event which pits 36 racers from flat track, motocross, road racing, speedway and endurance against each other on a 500m oil based flat track at Old Bar. 

The event will mark the first visit to Australia for Wiles, who is a nine-time winner of the worlds longest consecutive running dirt track race - the Peoria AMA Grand National Championship TT.

“I am very honored to race the Troy Bayliss Classic,” Wiles said. “To be able to race with some of the best racers on the planet in a pressure free environment is an opportunity of a lifetime! 

“I will be able to race against not only some of my heroes but also some great racers that I have watched for many years. 

“I am curious to see the different style of riding and the different style of bikes. I am hoping I will be able to adjust fast enough to be able to race at the front,” Wiles added.

Masatoshi (Masa) is an internet YouTube star with over 300,000 views of his flat track sliding antics.  Click here to view Masatoshi’s YouTube clip.

Event organizer Troy Bayliss officially launched the 2014 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic at Taree Motorcycle Club this week, confirming 35 of the 36 riders who will take part in the event.

“I am really excited with our line-up for 2014,” Bayliss said. “It is fantastic that riders such as Henry Wiles and Masatoshi Ohmori are coming to Australia to take part in the event.

“Henry (Wiles) is one of America's finest dirt track riders and to see Masatoshi (Ohmori) do his famous slide will be a real treat for those coming to the event.

“I am certainly not making it easy for anyone, we have some of the best riders from around the world coming to the 2014 event,” he continued. 

The rider line-up for the 2014 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic reads as a who’s who of motorcycle racing with some of the best riders from around the globe representing Moto GP, WSBK, IDM Superbike, off-road, endurance, motocross, speedway and flat track.   

To purchase tickets to the 2014 event click here

For more information about the event visit troybaylissevents.com  and follow the event at facebook.com/troybaylissclassic

The 2014 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic Riders List 

Troy Bayliss   (Three-time World Superbike Champion)
Jason Crump (Three-time World Speedway Champion) 
Karl Muggeridge (2004 World Supersport Champion)
Chris Vermeulen (2003 World Supersport Champion)
Shayne King (1996 500cc Motocross World Champion)
Jeff Leisk (six-time national motocross champion and two-time Mr Motocross winner)
Robbie Phillis (Six-time Australian Superbike Champion)
Henry Wiles (Two-time AMA Pro Grand National Singles Champion)
Masatoshi Ohmori (Japanese Flat Track racer and YouTube sensation)
Chris Watson (Australia's most decorated dirt track racer)
Darcy Ward (2009 and 2010 World Speedway Under-21 Champion).
Stephen Gall(five-time Australian Motocross Champion and four-time Mr Motocross)
Josh Waters (Two-time Australian Superbike Champion)
Phil Lovett (Three-time Finke Desert Race winner)
Jack Miller (Australian rider competing in Moto3)
Cam Donald (Isle of Man TT Winner)
Toby Price (3 x AORC Champion, 2 x A4DE Champion, 2 x Finke Desert Race winner, 3 x Hattah Desert Race winner)
Dave Armstrong  (Endurance legend)
Barry Cockle (Motocross/supercross legend)
Damian Cudlin (2010 IDM Supersport Champion, IDM Superbike and Moto GP rider)
Vaughan Style (Motocross legend)
Mick Kirkness (2013 Troy Bayliss Classic Winner)
Anthony Gunter (One of Australia’s most successful motocross riders - 3 x Mr Motocross, 3 x Australian Champion)
Sammy Halbert (AMA Pro Grand National Champion)
Gary McCoy (Multiple race winner 125cc and 500cc World Championships, WSBK.
Alex Cudlin (3 x Qatar Superbike Champion)
Troy Herfoss (2010 Australian Supersport Champion, 2008 American AMA Supermoto Champion) 
Anthony West (Moto 2 racer)
Jamie Stauffer (two-time Australian Superbike Champion, Australian Supersport Champion)
Sean Giles (Three-time Australian Superbike Champion)
Chris Hollis (Multiple AORC Champion)
Paul Caslick (Dirt Track legend (9 time Australian Champion)
Wayne Maxwell (Current Australian Superbike Champion)
Josh Brookes (Aus Supersport & Superbike Champion, World Supersport winner)
Josh Hook (Team Honda Racing Superbike rider)

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