THE Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic presented by InsureMyRide and Garden Master is confirmed to return in 2015. The iconic event will be held at the Old Bar Roadside Circuit on Saturday January 17.
The event, which is now in its third year will see 36 Australian and international legend and all star motorcycle racers converge on Taree.
Local racer Michael Kirkness won the inaugural 2013 event while three-time World Superbike champion and event host Troy Bayliss took out this year's title.
Bayliss, who is confirmed to defend his title, has enjoyed great success in the flat track and supermoto arenas this year, laying claim to five Australian titles.
"I guess this year has been pretty good for me as a retired bike rider," Bayliss acknowledged.
"I am looking forward to coming back and defending my title and also improving the Troy Bayliss Classic event.
"We already have some great competitors confirmed who we will announce over the coming months."
Since its inception the Troy Bayliss Classic has attracted championship-winning racers from across the globe including France, America, Japan and New Zealand.
The 2014 rider line-up included six world champions as well as current home grown international talent such as Jack Miller, Ant West and Darcy Ward who are all enjoying success on the international stage.
Frther improvements to facilities should be completed ahead of next year's event, including more spectator mounds. Support races and off track entertainment will be announced over the coming months along with the international rider line-up. Tickets to the Troy Bayliss Classic will go on sale at noon today via www.troybaylissclassic.com