Oli Bayliss has finished the reduced 2020 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) in second place by just eleven points after two fourth overall results in the double-header weekend held at Wakefield Park Raceway.
Team owner, Ben Henry: “We went into the weekend looking for a championship, so I think we’re all a little disappointed to walk away a little short, but in the end Cube Racing is as much about developing riders as it is winning championships, so I’m proud of Oli and the guys for keeping the motivation and drive in a difficult year, and being in the hunt for a title. I also can’t help but be a little proud of Tommy (Toparis) too, a rider that graduated through the ranks with us, for winning back to back titles, so congratulations to Tom for getting the job done. We’ll now head back to Cube Performance Centre and assess our plans for 2021 prior to the test in late January.”
Oli Bayliss: “It wasn’t the weekend we planned but that’s racing. Congratulations to Tom for making it back to back championships. I’m disappointed in the result after such a strong start at Phillip Island but I just never really found that little bit extra I needed to win on Saturday. Ben, Marty and Dad gave me a great bike, and Sunday things were feeling better but the wind pushed me wide in Qualifying and I came down hard, wrecking the front end of the bike, and putting me ninth on the grid. In the end, we finished with a podium, and second overall for the championship, I’m just a bit disappointed because I know I’m capable of more, so I’ll use this as motivation for 2021.”