WORLD CHAMP: Oli and Troy Bayliss on their home track at Morgan Park Raceway.
WORLD CHAMP: Oli and Troy Bayliss on their home track at Morgan Park Raceway. Gerard Walsh

Bayliss a fraction behind the win but still on top.

MOTORSPORT: The opening 16-lap Superbike race of the fifth round of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship got underway in front of a pretty impressive crowd at Morgan Park Raceway.

Coming back from a ten year retirement Troy Bayliss swept up second place following rival Troy Herfoss who snatched the win.

"You go into every race wanting the win but it was just out of reach this time.” Bayliss said.

After a series of skids to the gravel a new race distance of 12-laps was declared, something that would have certainly help Bayliss get the lead over Wayne Maxwell who finished third.

"I'm at my healthiest and fittest I've ever been and I've never loved racing more than ever,” Bayliss said.

"It would have been better to get the win but it's not a set back.”

Troy wasn't the only Bayliss on behind the wheel today, his youngest son Oli was competing in the supersport 300.

At 14-years-old he was up against 35 racers aged 13 to 20 and finished in fourth place.

"I've been finishing top five in most of my racers but I really wanted the win today,” Bayliss said.

"There's about a group of 10 of us who are fast and any one of them could have had the win.”

Following in his fathers footsteps, Bayliss was happy to share the moment with his son.

"He's been brainwashed since birth to love motorcross,” Bayliss said.

"I'm happy to spend the weekends together and offering advice whenever Oli will take it.”

Based in Gold Coast, the father-son team call Morgan Park their home turf and are happy to come out here whenever they can.



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