Bayliss + Panigale - Traction Control = ?

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Troy Bayliss is at the world launch of the Ducati 1199 Panigale. The gritty Aussie has been keeping the world updated via a running commentary on his Twitter feed and Facebook page.

He posted a couple of pictures yesterday and said: "Plenty of laps , turned everything off for extra fun , yep, I am still a kid , TB 21".

In a funny exchange of banter on Twitter he said: "Been riding around with all rider aids off for two days , crikey , that will shorten your life span up" to which one of his followers replied: "Thought you were a pro #keepitreal" then Bayliss, in his typical deadpan style, replied: "I said your not me".

I was behind TB in one of the early sessions and did everything I could to keep him in sight. While he was just cruising, laying thick black lines out of corners and backing it into the next one. Through the longer corners he'd look over his shoulder mid corner to see if I was anywhere close. I wasn't.

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