Loris Baz replaces injured Chaz Davies at WorldSBK Jerez | Superbikes of the world
Loris Baz will return to World Superbike this weekend to replace GoEleven Ducati rider Chaz Davies.
The Welsh rider suffered two broken ribs in a race two accident involving Kawasaki rider Lucas Mahias and was immediately taken to a local hospital.
With Davies declared unfit for this weekend’s tenth round in Jerez, the team opted to bring in Baz, who is currently on a similar machine in MotoAmerica.
The former MotoGP (2015-17) and WorldSBK rider – as recent as last season with Ten Kate Racing Yamaha – finished fourth in his first season in the United States.
Speaking ahead of his return to WorldSBK, Baz added: “First of all, I want to wish Chaz a speedy recovery, it is never nice when a rider is injured and I hope he will return to the race soon. motorbike.
“I thank Team Go Eleven for the opportunity given, as well as Ducati and my team in America, HSBK and Ducati New York, for allowing me to come back to Europe earlier than planned so that I can participate in the next WorldSBK races.
“It was a last minute deal, I still have to fix everything to get the flight, but I can’t wait to be in Jerez, a track that I love a lot, and get on the Superbike version of the Ducati V4 -R. I’ll do my best and give 100% as always! “
Regarding Davies’ condition, the 34-year-old is expected to be back in the season finale according to Team Manager Denis Sacchetti: “I just spoke with Chaz, he’s fine, but he’s angry that he’s not being able to be with us on the Now his goal is to recover as quickly as possible for the season finale.
“I’m sure Loris will be able to carry our flag high. He has already shown what he can do.
“He’s a strong and fast rider, he’s got a lot of experience even though he’s still very young, and he also knows the characteristics of the V4-R, a bike he has just raced in the American Championship with.
“I would like to thank Loris for accepting this new challenge. I can’t wait to see him on the track with our colors!