Twice second at Laguna Seca, Loris Baz continues to be chasing a primary victory in the US. A brand new alternative is given to him this weekend at Brainerd Worldwide Raceway.
Loris Baz is in nice form. The Frenchman is on a streak of three consecutive podiums, a primary since coming into the US Superbike Championship this season. His final occasion, which was the fifth of the yr, at Laguna Seca, resulted in a double-second place.
The factors collected in California allowed Loris Baz to overhaul Bobby Fong and enter the top-5 of the final classification. Penalized by a troublesome begin in Atlanta (fall then mechanical downside), it has continued to rise since. And the MotoAmerica peloton’s go to to Brainerd Worldwide Raceway this weekend offers them one other alternative to proceed on this course.
Minnesota host the sixth of 9 stops for the 2021 season. Within the championship, Loris Baz’s subsequent aim is Cameron Petersen, fourth and 15 lengths forward. The rostrum can be inside vary of factors as Josh Herrin, third, is 23 forward of him.
If he continues to streak the podiums, the Ducati rider might even declare the quantity 2 spot at the moment occupied by Mathew Scholtz, 38 models forward. Alternatively, it can (in all probability) not be doable to struggle for the title this yr, as chief Jake Gagne has received nearly every thing and is 103 factors forward of him.
MotoAmerica – Championship after Laguna Seca (2nd spherical):
1. Jake Gagne (Yamaha) – 225 pts
2. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) – 160 (-65)
three. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) – 145 (-80)
four. Cameron Petersen (Suzuki) – 137 (-88)
5. Loris Baz (Ducati) – 122 (-103)
6. Bobby Fong (Suzuki) – 108 (-117)
Picture credit score: Brian J. Nelson / MotoAmerica