At the age of 48, three-time WSBK champion Troy Bayliss will make a full-time return to motorsport in 2018 as he bids to add the Australian Superbike title to his glittering CV.

Bayliss has tasted success pretty much everywhere he has raced, but it will be fascinating to see how he gets on at such a late stage in his career.

Do racers get better with age? The likes of Lewis Hamilton and Jonathan Rea are both at the peak of their powers in racing right now despite being well into their 30s, while Valentino Rossi remains a competitive force in MotoGP despite nearing 40.

We often see drivers racing at Le Mans that are into their 50s - or even 60s - so is age such a big deal in racing? When do drivers reach the peak of their powers? Have your say on in our debate of the day on the Crash forum.

Crash will be running forum debates every day during the winter in preparation for the 2018 season debating a range of topics and issues – but you can submit your own ideas here.



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