Baz set to see out BSB season with Motorpoint

Motorpoint Yamaha will retain Loris Baz for the final two round of the British Superbike Championship following his strong debut at Croft.
Loris Baz's star turn on his British Superbike Championship debut with Motorpoint Yamaha will be rewarded with another two outings to see out the season.

The Frenchman was drafted in as the replacement for the injured Andrew Pitt at Croft, Baz proceeding to impress by qualifying inside the top ten and finishing in seventh place. It would have been the team's best result of the season had Dan Linfoot not finished further up the road in fifth.

Although he crashed out of the second race, Baz has seemingly done enough to warrant a chance to ride the Yamaha R1 during the final two events at Silverstone and Oulton Park.

Baz has already raced at Silverstone this season courtesy of his FIM Superstock 1000 commitments – the 17-year-old finishing sixth -, though the decision to focus on BSB will mean he has to curtail his involvement in the European championship as Silverstone clashes with Imola.

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terry - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 1:54 PM

@BSB Fan Are you OK?! I mean, mentally 'with it'?! I only ask, because either: a) you are sleeping with Rob Mac b) you want to be Rob Mac, or c) you are Rob Mac I can't think of any other explanation for your blind view that he is a good chap (he is known for shafting riders, and doesn't even treat the ones he has with the respect they deserve). He has an awful reputation, and is known for not paying what he owes. As for the assertion that he has done more for BSB than anyone else...what exactly is it you think he has done?!

johnboy - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 12:07 PM

SHOCK HORROR - Rob mac gets rid of pitt because he will gain some money out of it nothing against Baz as he is a good young talent but im not suprised Pitt is P8ssed off with the way he's been treated Has Rob mac ever paid a rider, or does he just get young talents to pay for their rides!!!!!!!!!!!

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