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Troy Bayliss: Superbike superstar

Troy Bayliss

Troy Bayliss rocks up at around 9.30am, mainly to take a look at the track, the weather and hang out in his cool trailer.

Troy Bayliss's bike leathers

Fashion is important in World Superbikes, not only which leathers to wear, because of course they're all so different...

Troy Bayliss's motorbike boots

...but also, as any girl will tell you, the choice of shoes is important. Troy Bayliss checks out a selection of boots that all look the same.

Bike garage

Into the pits, but talk about greedy. He gets not one, but two bikes. This is the calm before the storm of first practice.

Troy Bayliss

Troy Bayliss on board his Ducati 1098 F08, top speed around 175mph, 200 brake horsepower, it's a beast. Just don't get in the way.

Troy Bayliss's motorbike

It's all go in the garage. After the first stint, the mechanics get to work tweaking the setting, while Troy takes a well earned break.

Hospitality tent

This is the Ducati hospitality tent: nice Italian food, relaxed feel but not great if you're tall.

Troy Bayliss signs cap for fan

After a quick feed, it's all about keeping the sponsors and the fans happy, signing photos and caps. Why the shades indoors though Troy?

David Garrido

Newsbeat's sports reporter David Garrido pretending to be Troy. Except he's never ridden a bike before on his own. Bless.

Troy Bayliss

Troy in action. But it didn't quite go to plan on track. Fourth in first practice, 12th in the second session.




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