Bayliss is my favorite rider...According to Superbike Planet Hodgeson and Bayliss have the same manager. So this is really curious. Soup goes on to say "Bayliss' quiet and humble demeanor can be stripped away if he is so motivated and he'll tell you exactly what he thinks of you" Hodgeson has had some verbal spats with Fogerty in the past as well. I personally like Hodgeson and thought he was great to have in the AMA series. However, after Bayliss and Colin Edwards left the WSB series, Hodgeson won the WBS when it had become essentially the Ducati cup. Only in the last few years have Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki have come back. Maybe Bayliss thinks the guy can't cut it. I miss those duels between Edwards and Bayliss..