Loris Baz says he is 'ready to race' despite suffering what he believes to be the biggest crash of his burgeoning career during Superpole at Imola.

Having comfortably made it into SP3, Baz was on a flying lap when he lost the front-end of the Kawasaki ZX-10R over the hill on the run to Rivazza, prompting the bike to cartwheel down the hill before coming to rest on the apex of the corner, fortunately without consequence to any other rider.

Despite the severity of the crash and the damage caused, Baz was left mostly unhurt in the accident, the youngster suffering only a minor leg and thumb injury.

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"In Superpole I did a good time in the first one but I had no feeling with the qualifying tyre in the second and had to use both of them. I started Superpole three on a soft race tyre and went out behind Tom, who had a qualifier on his bike at that time.

"I was doing a really good lap but I lost the front on the fast downhill corner. My team thinks maybe I was doing 260-270kmph so it was maybe the biggest crash I ever had. I am not happy to fall in Superpole but I am happy because I am on my feet here, ready to race and I still have a good feeling after the tests in Aragon.

"I am starting of the third row but I will try to make a good start and be with the guys at the front. In the crash I had a footpeg digging into my leg, and I lost a bit of skin from my left thumb, but I am OK otherwise."

In what is turning out to be something of an eventful weekend for Baz, following a sizeable crash on the Friday as well, he was otherwise pleased to have made SP3 against-the-odds.

"It seems it has been really tough but I am happier than the results show so far. We lost some time in practice with a small technical problem and then a crash in another practice session, so we lost nearly all of Friday, but we still had the speed to be near the front."