WSS: YZF Yamaha Monza preview

Baz in great shape, Barrier to have surgery Loris Baz, who is now in second position in the Superstock 600 European Championship, is confident for the Monza race. Sylvain Barrier (in the FIM Cup Superstock 1000) will have surgery soon after...

Baz in great shape, Barrier to have surgery

Loris Baz, who is now in second position in the Superstock 600 European Championship, is confident for the Monza race. Sylvain Barrier (in the FIM Cup Superstock 1000) will have surgery soon after the event and he will do his best in Italy.

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Sylvain Barrier's crash in Assen did show us that he has an arm pump problem. We will try to save it as much as we can in Monza and he will have surgery immediately after the event."

The Superstock 1000 class is not new to our team. When the class started in 1999, Fabien Foret finished 12th of the race on a Yamaha Racing France motorcycle.

Some of the riders entered in the Superstock 600 European Championship (Linfoot, Beretta, Rea…) raced last weekend a national event in Monza. Unfortunately, this was not the case for Loris Baz who is only 15, when you need to be 16 to participate in this kind of race.

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Loris must keep going to show his ability and his knowledge. During some short testing sessions here, he went 1'56, while the lap record is 1'54.4."

Loris Baz: << I do not know this track very well because I tested here only 2 times 30 minutes. It is a very fast circuit, but my motorcycle in one of the three fastest of the championship so I am not worrying. I think I can have a good result in Monza."

Monza stats:

Superstock 1000

Practice record (2007):
1'49.741 Michele Pirro (Yamaha) 190.040 kph

Lap record (best race time 2007):
1'49.575 Mark Aitchison (Suzuki) 190.324 kph

Race result 2007:
1-Baiocco (Yamaha), 2-Aitchison (Suzuki), 3-Dionisi (Suzuki) 4-van Keymeulen (Yamaha), 5-Simeon (Suzuki)

Superstock 600

Practice record (2007):
1'54.462 Michele Magnoni (Yamaha) 182.200 kph

Lap record (best race time 2007):
1'54.543 Domenico Colucci (Ducati) 182.070 kph

Race result 2007:
1-Magnoni (Yamaha), 2-Black (Yamaha), 3-Bussolotti (Yamaha), 4-Barrier (Yamaha), 5-Colucci (Ducati)

-credit: yzf yamaha

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Fabien Foret , Loris Baz , Sylvain Barrier