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MotoGP: Loris Baz looking for a ride

Having seen a planned Aspar MotoGP move fall through, World Superbike star Loris Baz is seeking an alternative 2015 ride.

Baz had a signed preliminary agreement with Aspar, which the Frenchman and his management believed gave Baz the Open class Honda providing Scott Redding (and a Factory RC213V) did not join the team by September 15.

While Redding is confirmed at Marc VDS, Aspar have raised concerns about Baz's height and fellow WSBK rider Eugene Laverty is now expected to be announced at the team for 2015.

21-year-old Baz's remaining MotoGP options would include the undecided seats at Pramac Ducati and Forward Yamaha.

It is not clear if Baz could opt to put his grand prix dream on hold and remain with Kawasaki in WSBK next year - Jonathan Rea being hotly tipped to take over the seat alongside reigning champion Tom Sykes.

Tagged as: Kawasaki , baz

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September 18, 2014 12:24 PM

I really wonder whether a more mature Baz might not give a better overall performance on a motogp machine than a petulant Miller who needs to mature bit more? His kicking out and punching people on slowdown laps is not what should be tolerated in my opinion. I think he needs to grow up a bit more before he gets his hands on 250 horsepower - otherwise he will hurt himself or worse someone else - only an opinion and I hope I'm wrong for his sake!!


September 18, 2014 1:52 PM

Peter Light: This 'you are too tall for Motogp' is the beginning of a dangerous route. I agree that the smaller riders have an advantage but to rule a rider out point blank because of height is just wrong. The only thing that should matter is what the stopwatch reads as they cross the line. Will you get to a point where the Redbull rookies selection process automatically reject the taller kids even before they get on a bike?
Thats just life, Dani Pedrosa cant play in the NFL or the NBA, and i cant ride in Moto GP or be a jockey even if that is my dream. Get over it, life isnt fair sometimes

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