Loris Baz is ready for a new journey: the French will race in MotoAmerica Superbike with Ducati. Clear goals: “I can fight for the Title, I am sure”
Loris Baz joins MotoAmerica Superbike for the 2021 season. An unexpected news, but not so much considering that there were no more free seats in World Superbike for the French. That’s why Baz decided to sign a deal with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York to race with a Ducati Panigale V4 R. A new challenge for Loris to prove himself and the world his abilities in America. On our Italian website, corsedimoto.com, we made a few questions to him.
A thrilling challenge.. what’s your feeling about it?
“My career has been full of challenges. We had a lot of troubles on finding a top WorldSBK team unfortunately. When Bobby Shek called me I was immediately motivated for a new challenge. It happened all really quickly! I followed MotoAmerica in the past, but I never raced there”
A lot of new things for you: circuits, tyres, rivals..
“I will race in an unknown bike, but I will have full support from Ducati. They want to clinch the Title in the United States with a top tier team. I will have a lot to learn about the tyres, while I know some riders competing in MotoAmerica. Time will tell everything, but I’m not scared. We will make some driving days to get confidence on the new tracks”
What are your goals for 2021?
“Just one: winning the title. I’m going there just to conquer the maximum prize. I accepted this challenge immediately just because I was sure about the potential of the package. This is as a good chance to prove to everyone how good I am to comeback in the World Championship. I would like to thank Ducati and the team for the opportunity, but also MotoAmerica organization for having accepted me. Wayne Rainey called me to say ‘Welcome to MotoAmerica’. It was strange, but it was cool. I don’t have any doubt about myself: I’m able to fight for the championship”