Loris Baz was left perplexed after a troubled end to his day at Magny-Cours, the Frenchman lamenting a relative lack of pace in the wet having established a reputation as an expert in difficult conditions.

Baz's two WSBK race wins have come in tricky weather conditions, but has struggled aboard the Kawasaki ZX-10R on the occasions there was been wet weather this year.

Faring well in race one, Baz was on course for fourth place - despite more than one off whilst struggling for grip -, only to begrudgingly cede a position to team-mate Tom Sykes in order to aid his title fight.

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However, Baz would struggle for form in race two, saying he was simply waiting for it to end as he crossed the line in seventh, more than a minute off the lead.

"In race one at one stage I felt I was able to win the race and it was easy on the bike but from one lap to another we lost a lot of grip. It was like the bike had changed in just one lap. Maybe the water was running off the track and maybe the tyre got too warm. On every right corner I was losing the rear.

"We changed nearly nothing for race two just a little thing on the rear but I could not do anything more and I ended up just waiting for the end of the race. Even going out of the pitlane it just felt strange and not so good. After race one I thought we could run in a good way but we were just struggling a little again.

"We do not understand because we used to be really good in the wet. I hope we find some more luck and finish the season strongly in Qatar."

Having been confirmed as moving to MotoGP next season with Forward Yamaha, Baz's results see him consolidate his fifth place in the WSBK standings