FULL: Watch Bayliss secure his first WorldSBK in Race 2 at Assen in 2001!

Thursday, 22 July 2021 15:30 GMT

To coincide with Ducati’s celebrations of Troy Bayliss’ first of three WorldSBK titles, you can watch the race where Bayliss took his first title 20 years on from the momentous occasion

To mark 20 years since Australian Troy Bayliss claimed the first of three MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship titles, and with WorldSBK returning to the TT Circuit Assen for the first time since 2019, you can watch Race 2 from the iconic Dutch venue in 2001 where Bayliss took his first title in thrilling fashion.

The FULL race from Assen is available for fans to watch for FREE on Assen hosted the penultimate round of the 2001 campaign and Bayliss held a 24-point advantage over his nearest rival, Colin Edwards, heading into Race 1 in the Netherlands.

Victory in Race 1 for Bayliss by just 0.166s ahead of Ruben Xaus, coupled with Edwards finishing third, allowed the Australian to open up a 33-point lead over American rider Edwards with 75 points available across the remaining three races; Race 2 at Assen and two more races at Imola. To secure the title, Bayliss would need to leave the Netherlands with a 50-point advantage over his rival. Discover how the race unfolded by watching the full race for free at the top of this article!

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