Baz declared unfit following Superpole Race at Mandalika

Sunday, 5 March 2023 03:44 GMT

The French rider was battling with Alex Lowes during the shortened Superpole Race with the pair coming together under braking into Turn 10

Loris Baz (Bonovo Action BMW) will take no further part in the Motul Indonesian Round after he was diagnosed with fractures to his right leg and ankle following a clash with Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) during the shortened Tissot Superpole Race on Sunday for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

Baz and Lowes had both been involved a crash prior to the red flags were shown but were able to re-join the restarted race. The pair were running close together on Lap 3 heading into Turn 10 under braking with Lowes making contact with Baz’s leg. Baz rode his bike back to the pits but was taken to the medical centre for a check up and was diagnosed with right proximal fibula and right ankle fracture, which will be assessed further by a CT scan. He will therefore miss Race 2 of the Indonesian Round.

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