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Baz stays with Kawasaki for Miller

Loris Baz will once again ride the factory-assisted Kawasaki ZX-10R at Miller Motorsports Park.
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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Baz, Donington WSBK 2012
Baz, Donington WSBK 2012
Baz, Donington WSBK 2012
Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing [pic credit: Kawasaki Racing Media]
Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing [pic credit: Kawasaki Racing Media]
Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing [pic credit: Kawasaki Racing Media]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]

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damon - Unregistered

May 22, 2012 10:29 AM

well what can you say? he definitely earned it! I just cant believe he hasnt been picked up by a factory team permanently. He was at Motorpoint Yamaha in BSB and did a great job with little experience, then did some good World Endurance races for Yamaha/ kawasaki too. Also, had two top ten outings last year with Ten Kate Junior in SSTK, first time on the bikes and he was already in top tens!! this kid could be great with some factory help....he seems to be able to ride any bike!



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