Bayliss out of remainder of Portimao test with right ankle fracture

Tuesday, 8 February 2022 19:06 GMT

The Australian rookie crashed in the morning and will take no further part of his first test of 2022

The 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season is edging ever closer, but there was a debut to forget in World Supersport at Portimao. Oli Bayliss (Barni Spark Racing Team) crashed on the exit of Turn 5 during his first run out in the morning, with the Australian youngster – son of triple WorldSBK Champion Troy Bayliss – highsiding and suffering a right ankle fracture. This means that he will miss the remainder of the Portimao test.

At the end of the opening day, a statement from the team read: “Due to a crash this morning, Oliver Bayliss was brought to the hospital of Portimao, where medical scans reveal a fracture of lateral malleolus on the right ankle. Oliver will try to recover for the next test scheduled for the 16th-17th March at the Misano World Circuit.”

You can watch highlights from day one here, whilst also getting ready for 2022 with the WorldSBK VideoPass!