Ten years after his last full season, Troy Bayliss will make a full time return to compete in the Australian Superbikes series  onboard on a Ducati Panigale 1299.

Aged 49, Bayliss has won three World Superbike championships, in 2001, 2006 and 2008. The legendary australian rider has also participated in MotoGP, where he managed to won a GP, at Valencia, the last round of the 2006 season.

Bayliss will make his comeback in the last weekend of February at Phillip Island, the host of the first round of the Australian Superbikes championship.