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Barrier and Baz after a brilliant start Sylvain Barrier and Loris Baz both had a good race in Valencia. The first one was careful and finished 14th, while the second one scored a superb victory and made a name for himself in the racing ...

Barrier and Baz after a brilliant start

Sylvain Barrier and Loris Baz both had a good race in Valencia. The first one was careful and finished 14th, while the second one scored a superb victory and made a name for himself in the racing world.

For his first Superstock 1000 season, Sylvain Barrier did not want to take too many chances in Spain and made sure he would finish in the top 15. This 14th position in the Valencia race was part of the plan. A logical progress is expected in the Netherlands where Barrier is much more at ease. He finished 2nd last year of the Assen Superstock 600 race.

Sylvain Barrier: << I want to do better than in Valencia. I have less pressure, more experience. I did some testing in France that went fairly well. I like the Assen track better than Valencia."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Sylvain Barrier will try his best to show us his progress. His mission is to reach the top 10."

Superstock 600 European Championship

Loris Baz became the youngest winner in the history of the European Superstock 600 Championship when he won the race in Valencia only 15 years, 2 months and 4 days old. The old record belonged to another Frenchman, Maxime Berger, winner at Lausitz in 2005 at 16 years, 2 months and 14 days. The Assen race will be a good occasion for the young Baz to score some points that will be useful for the championship.

Loris Baz: << I never raced or trained in Assen, so I do not know the track… except on PlayStation! I will discover it for real and learn. I talked a lot about it with my coach Adrien Morillas and racers Fabien Foret and Sylvain Barrier who know the place well. It will be a weekend of hard work but I am not worrying. Anyhow I am confident and my goal is to confirm my result of Valencia with a good position in Assen, to make my championship position strong."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "We are waiting for the confirmation of the prodigy. He was astonishing in Valencia."

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Loris Baz , Sylvain Barrier