MotoGP »

MotoGP Americas: Baz defies damage for final point

“It was difficult to finish the race without shifter, one centimetre footpeg, and damaged swingarm” – Loris Baz.
An early incident in the Circuit of the Americas MotoGP race caused multiple damage to the Avintia Ducati of Loris Baz.

But the Frenchman refused to give up and, despite dropping to the back of the field, was ultimately rewarded with 15th place and the final world championship point.

“I did a good start and I was in the right group, but on the second lap, when I was passing another rider, someone came from the inside and hit me. I tried to lift the bike, but I crashed. I don't know who did it, but this is racing,” he said.

“It was difficult to finish the race without [gear] shifter, one centimetre footpeg, and damaged swingarm, but I did it for my team and my mechanics after such a good weekend.

“It was hard and I had some pain in my shoulder, but even though, my pace was not so bad.”

Baz's fastest race lap was 1.9s from the best by race winner Marc Marquez and within 0.4s of his team-mate Hector Barbera, who crossed the line in ninth.

17 riders finished the race, Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith also remounting after falls.


Tagged as: baz

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Baz crash, MotoGP Race, Grand Prix of the Americas 2016.
Girl, Aragon MotoGP Race 2016
Girl, Aragon MotoGP Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Zarco, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016
Nagashima, Aragon Moto2 Race 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


TrueFan

April 13, 2016 2:55 PM

Pretty gutsy effort to come back like that. Like Dovi pushing it over the line to salvage some points in Argentina, you don't know how crucial those salvaged points can be until the end of the season. Always worth staying in it if it's at all possible.

JedPB67

April 14, 2016 6:40 AM

Tough way to start his Grand Prix after the fantastic job in FP3 to make it straight through to Q2. Not had a brilliant start to the year with a crash in Qatar, the mechanical out of 8th in Argentina and then clipped by Pirro in Texas, hopefully his season can gain some traction starting in Jerez.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.