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Baz retains Kawasaki seat for Miller

22 May 2012

Following an encouraging debut outing at Donington Park, Kawasaki has confirmed it will give Loris Baz another chance to shine on the World Superbike stage this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.

The Superstock 1000 front runner stepped up to the WSBK class for the first time at Donington Park as a replacement for the injured Joan Lascorz and turned heads with his run to eighth place in the second race of the weekend.

Though the former British Superbike Championship racer concedes his lack of prior knowledge around the Utah circuit will make the weekend a challenge, he is not setting himself any specific targets.

“I do not feel any pressure or have any specific objective for Miller so I will go there just the same as in Donington. I do not know the track there but I do not see that as a very big problem. I will just enjoy it and we will see what happens. If I can do what I did at Donington, scoring points and being less than a second per lap from the first riders, then that would be perfect.

“I will just be learning the bike and going step-by-step again. Maybe we will try some new things with the bike settings at Miller, simply because I am really tall, so I have to sit quite far back on the bike. Because of that the geometry of the bike changes a little. Nothing big to try because the base setting of the bike is already really good.

“I have a good feeling with my crew chief Pere Riba and all the mechanics and for a first race together at Donington I think we all worked together very well.”


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