Watch Troy Bayliss beat Valentino Rossi

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At the World Ducati Week extravaganza in Italy this week, a bunch of racers hopped on Diavels for a spot of drag racing. Valentino Rossi, Jakob Smrz, Nicky Hayden, Sylvain Guintoli, Troy Bayliss, Niccolò Canepa, Lorenzo Zanetti and Carlos Checa all took part. Final results? Bayliss won with an 1/8th mile time of 6.306 seconds, Rossi came second with 6.329 and Hayden third. did capture this video.

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  • Chris

    good for troy

  • JP

    Love that the Diavel pulls a nice wheelie

  • Shane

    Love that the Diavel dumps its bladder during the burn-out (or is that Bayliss?)

  • the_doctor

    Awesome. Troy is a badass.

  • Trev

    Congratulations to Troy; I wish I was a 1/100000000000 as good as any of them.

  • Racetrack Style

    Would other factory teams allow their racers to take part in an event like this during the season, especially head-to-head racing?

    Good for Ducati.

    • Scott-jay

      Racers are advertising/publicity props to factories.

      • Scott-jay

        Except for Rossi and those TT guys.
        : )

  • Scott Pargett

    I bet that was fun for them.

  • rndholesqpeg

    I’m pretty sure that Bayliss could be him around a track on a GP bike as well.

  • LawBreaker

    ^^ What he said !

    Didn’t Rossi say he wanted to race against Bayliss.. back when Bayliss was still in SBK?