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Troy Bayliss to replace Giugliano at Thai WSBK round
At new circuit in WSBK calendar
TROY Bayliss is set to replace Arbua.it Racing's injured Davide Giugliano at the second World Superbike round of the 2015 season in Thailand.
Three-time former WSBK champion Bayliss will race the Panigale R at his second consecutive round this year, as a substitute rider at the Chang International Circuit on March 20-22.
The circuit is a new addition to the WSBK calendar.
Australian Bayliss also replaced Giugliano at Phillip Island last month.
Bayliss said: 'I’m really excited to be able to ride the Panigale R again and I thank the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team for the opportunity. It will be great to work with the team again.
'Compared to the Phillip Island round, organised pretty much at the last minute, this time I’ve had the chance to train and prepare myself properly. I’m really motivated and feeling ready; I can’t wait to get back on track!'
Giugliano is still recovering from a crash in the first day of testing and is required to rest for another few weeks before returning to the championship.
It is estimated that the Italian will be back for the fifth round at Imola in May. It has not yet been confirmed that 45-year-old Bayliss will also replace Giugliano for the intervening rounds at Aragon and Assen.
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