YOUNG talent Oli Bayliss has continued to rapidly gain form in his first year of contesting the Supersport 300 class, dominating the Up To 300 category at Darwin’s fourth round, cycle.com reports.
The 13-year-old Cube Racing member, who’s the son of three-time Superbike world champion, Taree’s Troy Bayliss, claimed pole position with a time of 1m18.762s, before going onto to take three convincing victories over the course of the weekend.
“I’m really happy to get three out of three wins in the Up To 300 class,” Bayliss explained. “I would have loved to get an overall, but all that matters are the points for the championship, as I’m a bit down from Winton.
“The team has done really well, everyone’s been doing great, so I just want to say a massive thanks to all of the guys and it should be good for when we head to Morgan Park next month, that’s for sure.”
Team manager Ben Henry praised the teenager on his performance, stating he’s significantly proud of his efforts and form in his first full season on the ASBK calendar.
“Oli also rode really good, he won his class in every race and qualified on pole, which is really impressive,” said Henry. “We were hoping to get him across the line for an overall victory somewhere along the line, but it didn’t happen and the other guys were a bit too good for us this weekend.
“As I said, he rode awesome and I’m really proud of him, he’s 13 years old and it’s very easy to forget that. It’s crazy, he’s so fast, so young and I’m really happy and really proud.”
Bayliss sits fourth in the championship standings as three rounds remain, with Morgan Park set to host the fifth stop in Queenslander next month.