British MotoGP: Loris Baz To Partner Smith In KTM

Frenchman Loris Baz will make a return to MotoGP at this weekends British Grand Prix as he will replace the injured Pol Espargaro who is still recovering from a crash during the morning warm-up at Brno.

Loris Baz will join home rider Bradley Smith this weekend as the 25-year-old from Sallanches will jump onboard the RC16 at Silverstone.

Loris Baz currently rides a BMW in the World Superbike championship after being dropped from his Avintia team at the end of 2017.

Loris Baz will make his 50th MotoGP start this weekend at the iconic British round.

Baz made the step into the premier class in 2015 on the Forward Racing Yamaha, his best result being a 4th in a crazy dry, wet, dry race at Misano.

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A year later he moved to Avintia, where he stayed till he was sacked at the end of 2017, he also matched his best MotoGP result of 4th at Brno 2016.

Loris Baz has had previous successes in Britain, picking up 2 wins and a 2nd at Silverstone in the World Superbike championship in 2012 and 2013.

The Austrian team made it clear they wanted someone with experience after they signed Randy de Puniet as their test rider.

KTM is on a good run of form scoring points in 3 of the last 4 races and looks to continue that in Northamptonshire.

Baz is currently twelfth in the WorldSBK standings for the Gulf Althea BMW team, with his best race finish of seventh.

We wish Loris all the best as he returns to MotoGP!


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