Though he has never raced in the Middle Eastern nation before, Loris Baz is unlikely to forget Qatar's Losail International Circuit any time soon as it sets the scene for both his final World Superbike race and - in five months' time - his maiden MotoGP outing.

After more than two years with Kawasaki in WSBK, the Frenchman makes the move into MotoGP racing in 2015 as part of the Forward Yamaha team, with his race debut set too come under floodlights in Losail.

In the meantime, Baz - who is set to finish the year inside the overall top five - will get a first look at the Qatari circuit this weekend as he looks to end his WSBK tenure with a first win of the season.

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"It will be my first time ever to race at Qatar this weekend and it looks like a good circuit. I am happy to finish the season at a track like that because I am sure I can have a good result, if I can get some good luck on my side a little bit.

"I have studied the track so much I feel like I have already been there, by watching previous the races that have taken place there and learning the layout. It is quite flat so I hope it will be relatively easy to learn. At least I know where the turns are so now I will have to learn the lines and everything else when I get there.

"From what I hear it is not really like riding at night under the floodlights; more like riding during the day. I think riding with all these lights will be a little bit different but it should not change the feelings of it that much. Since Laguna Seca we have been missing a bit of luck so I hope it is back on our side in Qatar."