An excellent test for Loris Baz and Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in Portimâo. Loris Baz and Ten Kate Racing Yamaha took part in the official Portimâo WorldSBK test at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve race track in Portugal at the end of August.
Loris Baz put in the most laps of all riders during these two days, 146 in total. With the asphalt temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees in the afternoon, the Frenchman’s second racing day turned out to be better compared to his opening day. He finished 5th with a personal best lap of 1'41.718.
Loris Baz: "We had a strong test in Portimâo. For the first time we were able to test new parts on a completely dry circuit. I think we improved the complete set-up. Also, I got to feel the engine better. I have been on the racing circuit Autodromo Internacional do Algarve before. I always liked to race here, and I am looking forward to coming back here in september for the race weekend. It will be the first race in a number of, for me, busy months, and I am confident to be closer to the podium to come."