WSS: YZF Yamaha Jr Magny-Cours preview

Superstock 600 European Championship Baz possibly champion next Saturday With an advantage of 25 points over the second in the championship standings, and 40 over the third, Loris Baz may be champion at Magny-Cours this weekend. To have...

Superstock 600 European Championship

Baz possibly champion next Saturday

With an advantage of 25 points over the second in the championship standings, and 40 over the third, Loris Baz may be champion at Magny-Cours this weekend. To have the title, he must leave the French track with a lead of 25 points minimum going to the last event in Portimao (Portugal) on November 2.

You can watch Loris' race live (and for free) on the official website of the promoter of the championship, next Saturday at 5:40 PM local time, on www.worldsbk.com

Loris Baz: " I did two days of testing at Magny-Cours at the end of last week and everything went well. We worked on the chassis and the set up, and we found some good solutions. Andrew Pitt and Johnny Rea were there too and my fastest time was about 1 second slower than theirs. For me, the Magny-Cours race is like the others, which means I shall do my best."

In the FIM Cup Superstock 1000, Sylvain Barrier is back after his crash at Brno on July 19, because of which he could not participate in the Czech race, neither could he be in Brands Hatch and Donington.

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Loris Baz is now closer and closer to the finish line taking him to the title. He has been training a lot since Donington. Magny-Cours will be the occasion for him to do a strong race. Sylvain Barrier is back after his bad crash at Brno. He could not do the last two races and he will want the team to remember him with a good result on this track that he likes a lot."

Magny-Cours FIM Cup Superstock 1000 stats:

Practice record (2007):
1'42.589 Niccolo Canepa (Ducati) 154.790 kph

Lap record (best race time 2007):
1'43.567 Ayrton Badovini (MV Agusta) 153.327 kph

Race result 2007:
1-Badovini (MV Agusta), 2-Corti (Yamaha), 3-Canepa (Ducati), 4-Scassa (MV Agusta), 5-Aitchison (Suzuki)

Magny-Cours 600 European Championship stats:

Practice record (2007):
1'45.686 Maxime Berger (Yamaha) 150.253 kph

Lap record (best race time 2007):
1'45.829 Maxime Berger (Yamaha) 150.050 kph

Race result 2007:
1-Berger (Yamaha), 2-Antonelli (Honda), 3-Black (Yamaha), 4- Magnoni (Yamaha), 5-Ten Napel (Yamaha)

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Andrew Pitt , Niccolo Canepa , Maxime Berger , Ayrton Badovini , Johnny R , Loris Baz , Sylvain Barrier