Baz against local opponent Vostarek
Loris Baz is coming to the Czech Republic with a 12 points lead on his main opponent Patrick Vostarek, the Czech rider who will have the advantage of playing at home. This will be Vostarek's 9th race in Brno. Sylvain Barrier is confident after he finished 2nd in Albi.
Loris Baz did some testing last weekend in Brno, with other riders including Patrick Vostarek. This was for the youngster the possibility to get used to the new surface.
Loris Baz: "I like very much this track of Brno. I know it quite well, having done some good testing on this circuit. I had a lot of problems with the endurance of the tires, probably because of the new asphalt, but it will be the same for everybody. I shall do my best to achieve the best possible result."
On July 6, Sylvain Barrier finished 2nd in a French Superbike Championship race in Albi, with the lap record. This great achievement makes him confident for the Czech race, where he finished 2nd last year in the Superstock 600 European Championship race.
Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Last weekend, our two riders did some testing in Brno. Sylvain Barrier did a 2'05.6, the same as Maxime Berger and Davide Giugliano. He is now confident again after his 2nd place in Albi and he is more adapted to the 1000 cc bike. Loris Baz had a little crash, but he is still confident. His job will not be easy against the local rider Vostarek."