Troy Bayliss says he cannot wait to get back on the Ducati Panigale R after being given another chance to ride in the World Superbike Championship.

The former champion made a shock return to the series on home soil at Phillip Island last month after putting himself forward as a late replacement for the injured Davide Giugliano.

With Giugliano still out of action a month later, Bayliss has been called up again, this time to sample the brand-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

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Having put in a respectable performance in Australia given his lengthy time off the bike and in a racing environment, Bayliss feels better prepared for this shot, particularly as it will be held at a venue no other rider has previously sampled before.

"Firstly I'd like to thank the team for giving me another chance to ride the Panigale R. I'm excited to get back on track, and at what is a brand new circuit for everyone, so we'll all start on a level playing field. I've been training hard in recent weeks and am feeling well prepared for the challenge. I can't wait to get started.