French rider Loris Baz is grateful for the interlude between Aragon and the tough series of three MotoGP flyaway races as he focuses on building his fitness following a big spill at Silverstone.
The Avintia Racing rider came off on the opening lap in the British Grand Prix in an incident with Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro, forcing a red flag.
Initial checks cleared Baz of any fractures, but further inspection including an MRI in Switzerland revealed fractures in the lower part of the tibia and in the ankle of his right leg.
He was ruled out of Misano but made his comeback at Aragon, finishing in 18th place.
“It was a tough race from the first lap to the end. My target was to finish, to gather some data and to take this race as a training session. We finished far behind, almost 20 seconds behind Hector [Barbera]. He was one second per lap faster than me,” Baz said.
“I'm not physically fit enough to finish a race or even half a race riding these bikes, so… we did something positive. Now I have to work hard during the next two weeks, train with the bicycle and do some specific work for my leg.
“I'll try to go to Japan, Australia and Malaysia in the best possible shape, because I love two of these tracks and I think it will be possible to get good results.”
Four rounds of the MotoGP World Championship remain, starting at Motegi in Japan followed by trips to Malaysia and Australia on consecutive weekends before the finale at Valencia in Spain in November.