Troy Bayliss says he took great satisfaction from going up against some of World Superbikes' 'up and coming stars', but insists it was only every his intention to partake in a couple of events.

Last month the three-time world champion made a shock return to the World Superbike ranks seven years after he retired from the sport, putting himself forward as a replacement for the injured Davide Giugliano on the Ducati.

Racing in Australia and the following Thailand round, despite the lengthy hiatus, Bayliss showed glimpses of his best at the Chang International Circuit, scoring a top ten finish in race one, raising hopes he could be convinced into making a full-time return.

However, the 45 year-old quashed those hopes at the end of the weekend, saying he will certainly hang up his helmet for good now and focus on his family. Even so, he says he enjoyed sharing the track with some of the sport's rising stars and was impressed with the standard.

"Weekend is done and dusted, couple of one off rides was all it was about under the circumstances ," he wrote on his Facebook page. "Great to have a ride with some of the guys who were coming in as I was on my way out and cool to ride with the young up and coming stars."

Before his comeback, Bayliss had not competed in World Superbikes since the final round of his title-winning 2008 season on the Xerox Ducati. Of the current riders, only Leon Haslam - competing as a wild-card - and Jonathan Rea - who was making his WSBK debut - would be competing back then.



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