Loris Baz admits he cannot help but feel a little disappointed with his fourth and seventh place finishes in the World Superbike Championship races at Assen following his star turn in Superpole.

The Frenchman dazzled the WSBK paddock with his lap record-breaking maiden pole position during qualifying, but couldn't quite maintain the pace with Sylvain Guintoli and Tom Sykes during the first race as he settled into a battle for third with Jonathan Rea.

With the early stoppage scuppering coming at the wrong time for him to get the better of Rea, Baz was otherwise satisfied to survive in a race that, whilst mostly dry, was damp offline.

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"I did not have a good time at the beginning of race one and I nearly fell in the sighting lap. In one corner it was wet and I nearly crashed. I was worried in that section after that but I tried to take the leading pace. It was difficult at the beginning but I think I could have finished third for sure in race one. In the last couple of laps I was waiting to try and overtake Jonathan Rea but the red flags came out.

Though he has made a name for himself with his impressive wet weather performances - particularly his two career wins at Silverstone -, Baz would struggle for confidence in the sodden second race as he favoured caution en route to seventh

"In race two we had not enough grip from the beginning. In the second part of the race it was a bit better but little grip in the rear so it was very hard. It was a difficult weekend in some ways after winning Superpole but we took a few points and did not lose a lot to the first riders in the championship."