Ducati Desmosedici GP3 2003 Troy Bayliss

Yes, as you read it. The first motorcycle Troy Bayliss in MotGPan impressive Ducati Desmosedici, is for sale in a prestigious British showroom, The Bike Specialists. Without a doubt, we are faced with an authentic gem in the history of modern motorcycling. The Ducati piloted by the Australian during the 2003 grand prix season, a truly legendary motorcycle.

Let us remember that this competition motorcycle, the Desmosedici GP3 2003 989 cc, was driven by both Bayliss as in Italian Loris Capirossi and, furthermore, it marked the return of Ducati to the premier category of Grand Prix racing in 30 years.

In fact, as we told you, it is not just a rare and exclusive model, it is a piece of motor sport history that marked the return of the Bolognese brand. This bike, and the team, as a matter of fact, finished second in the constructors' championship that year, and Bayliss he achieved several podiums, including third places in Spain and Germany.

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As a curiosity, this Desmosedici (GP3TB1 unit) has its serial number engraved on a tamper-proof metal plate on the frame. This plate, which is only added when the bikes are assembled and ready to compete, along with other stickers and stamps applied before races, attest to the racing history of this Ducati racing. In fact, she was used by the Australian driver in the first half of the season.

The sellers attest that the liquid-cooled four-stroke V4 engine, as well as the gearbox, have undergone a major overhaul and the bike is now in perfect condition.

Ducati Desmosedici GP3 2003 Troy Bayliss

Let us remember that, in 1999, Troy Bayliss He was crowned British Superbike champion, which earned him a contract with the official team of Ducati at the WSB the following year. Its impact was immediate. In fact, he won the title in 2001 and was on the verge of winning it again in 2002, in an intense battle with Colin Edwardson the back of a Sling.

Despite having limited GP experience up to that point, Bayliss It was the ideal option to drive the new Desmosedici of Ducati. Loris Capirossihis teammate and GP veteran, played a key role in the development and initial successes of this epic racing motorcycle.

Ducati Desmosedici GP3 2003 Troy Bayliss

The Ducati Desmosedici GP3 2003our protagonist, had some 200 HP of power at 16,000 rpm and reached a top speed of around 322 km/h, aided by a dry weight of only 145kg. A true mechanical feat of the time. By the way, the price is from another galaxy.

If you are thinking of getting it, you can call the bank now. The sale price is only 408,000 euros. Nothing, a minor thing. Of course, it features the epic, distinctive red and white Marlboro livery of the era, along with Taree's signature driver's number 12.

Ducati Desmosedici GP3 2003 Troy Bayliss

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