Sep 23

Baz confirms his return to the WorldSBK paddock

French rider set to announce 2018 plans following a move from MotoGP

Loris Baz confirmed on Thursday that it is his intention to return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2018, after three years racing in MotoGP. The Frenchman, a two time race winner in WorldSBK, is keen to find a situation that offers him a chance to be competitive once again. WorldSBK.com caught up with Baz at MotorLand Aragon.

“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do in MotoGP™, because if you look back three years it wasn’t easy for me to come here,” said Baz. “Not many people at the beginning believed I could ride a MotoGP™ bike because of my size, but I think that I’ve shown I’m able to do it. Apart from that when I look back on these three years and how much I’ve learned, it has made me a better rider. I’ve improved my riding style, the race pace and all these things, I’ve improved a lot. That’s what I’m really proud of from the last three years.”

The 24 year old continued: “I would have liked to have one year with a really good bike that could fight for the top five or six. I’m still only 24 years old and I already have three years of Superbike and three years of MotoGP™ in my career. There is still time to come back to MotoGP™ in the future I think.”

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source: worldsbk.com