When the 2017 Superbike World Championship kicks off at Phillip Island tomorrow, it will be the culmination of two completely different build-ups for world champion Jonathan Rea and Aussie star Josh Brookes.
The road racing focus in the Bayliss household has now firmly shifted to 13-year-old Oli Bayliss as he saddles up in the Australian Supersport 300 Championship opener at Phillip Island this weekend.
American Patrick Jacobsen looks like the man to beat in Sunday's WorldSSP opener at Phillip Island after easily topping the timesheets in a two-day test session on Monday and Tuesday.
Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea has completed the final pre-season two-day WorldSBK test at Phillip Island as the pacesetter ahead of this weekend’s opening round.
Jonathan Rea is warming up nicely for the start of his title world superbike defence at Phillip Island on Friday after putting down the fastest time in testing this morning.
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