QBE Insurance Australia is delighted to announce its sponsorship of DesmoSport Ducati, a new high performance superbike team led by some of the sport’s biggest Australian names.

Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss has partnered with Ben Henry to launch the team, which includes the current Australian Superbike Champion Mike Jones and is backed by Ducati Australia with additional support from the Ducati factory.

The team will make their debut at the first round of the Australian Superbike Championship this weekend at Phillip Island, February 26-27, which coincides with the season opener of world superbikes.

Michael Gallagher, National Manager, Motorcycle, at QBE Australia said: "We’re thrilled to be part of this world class team of high performers and look forward to being involved with Troy, Ben, and Mike. We wish the new team the best for the weekend and a successful race year ahead."

DesmoSport Ducati co-manager Troy Bayliss said: "QBE Australia has been a great supporter of motorcycling and motorcycle racing for more than 40 years. We have big ambitions for 2016 and it’s fantastic to have QBE on board with our new team."

For further information please contact:

Samantha Baden
Senior Communications Specialist
QBE Australia
Phone: 02 9239 7889
Email: samantha.baden@qbe.com