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Team Crump Wins Baylisstic Scramble

Chris Vermeulen 7 and Jason Crump Strip

The Team Crump outfit has won the Baylisstic Scramble flat track event at the 2015 Superbike World Championship round at Phillip Island.

Captained by three-time world speedway champion Jason Crump, the team also featured the talents of Luke Richards and Josh Waters, with Max Stauffer the junior representative.

The results came down to the wire, with Team Crump finishing on 158pts from Team Caslick (Paul Caslick, Matt Davies, Rowan Tegart, Jarred Brooke and Billy Van Eerde) on 152pts and Team Vermeulen (Chris Vermeulen, Karl Muggeridge, Luke Gough, Brodie Waters and Callum Davies) on 129pts.

Team Bayliss held up the results page in last position, ravaged by the loss of Troy Bayliss, who could only compete in one race (which he won easily) because of his world superbike commitments with Ducati, and Troy's son Oli also crashed early on ruling him out for the rest of the proceedings.

Bayliss was replaced by a number of riders, including his fellow world superbike legend Troy Corser who jumped into Bayliss’ leathers on Saturday afternoon to hit the track.

Bayliss is delighted with how the Baylisstic Scramble has come together.

"The flat track that Phillip Island has produced for the Baylisstic Scramble has been perfect and I would like to thank the entire circuit crew a great track,"

Said the three-time world superbike champion, who's made a one-off comeback to world superbikes this weekend.

"It's been a great week at the Island I've managed to spend good time on the flat track -- a few times on Thursday and Friday before and after my WSBK requirements, and I raced the Saturday morning session and come away with a win!"

Said Bayliss.

Bayliss defeated his fellow team captains in that race – Jason Crump, Chris Vermeulen, Stephen Gall and Paul Caslick – while in the afternoon session his surprise replacement was Troy Corser, who has flown over from his UK base for Phillip Island's 25th year world superbike celebrations. Corser even donned Bayliss' riding gear for the occasion…

"This has been a great opportunity to promote flat track racing in Australia and you can see by the long list of talent on the track that it's very competitive,”

Said Troy.

"All in all it's been a great event and all the riders had a great time, we would specially like to thank the riders, Racesafe medical team and our sponsors Motul, Pirelli, Yamaha Motor Finance and Shark Helmets.”

Said Bayliss.

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