MotoAmerica, Loris Baz

After a hectic round at Road America, heavily disrupted by rain, MotoAmerica heads to Brainerd, Minnesota. At the end of the first day of driving, Loris Baz, who scored his first podium of the season two weeks ago, was already in the mix. The Frenchman confirmed it on the second day, landing his second podium of the season. He then had one more test to try to achieve success.

Race 2:

If the Ducati riders looked like they could compete with Bobby Fong, it was the indomitable Yamaha rider who triumphed in Race 2 at Brainerd. Fong led from start to finish on his YZF-R1, taking the checkered flag 3,8 seconds ahead of his closest pursuer.

His main opponent was the same as the day before, as Josh Herrin finished second for the Warhorse HSBK Racing team. This time, it is not Loris Baz who completes the podium, but Cameron Petersen. After a fierce duel with Herrin, the No. 45 lost, but nevertheless offers himself a nice reward at the end of a difficult weekend.

At the forefront of this duel, Baz lost time by avoiding an incident caused by Sean Dylan Kelly, and was relegated to a handful of seconds from the top-3. The Frenchman concludes his best weekend of the season with a good fourth place.

Jake Gagne definitely cannot keep up with the pace this weekend, and once again performs poorly by finishing seventh, with slight pain. This unsuccessful weekend caused him to lose the lead in the championship.

Bobby Fong, winner of Race 2 in Brainerd:

“I'm very happy with this weekend, but we still have a lot of races left. I dedicate this victory to my father to whom I wish a happy Father's Day. He doesn't go to the circuits much, but I think of him a lot. I never thought I would be in this position last year or even before this season. The goal was just to occasionally get on the podium. But now we are in the fight for the title, and we just have to be smart. Congratulations to the team. Congratulations to these guys. We're just going to keep progressing and try to keep that lead. »


Ranking :

2024 MotoAmerica Championship standings after Brainerd

Fong's two victories in Minnesota propelled him to the lead in the championship, ahead of Jake Gagne, while only nine of the twenty races scheduled for this 2024 MotoAmerica season have been contested.

Loris Baz is still progressing in the hierarchy after a successful weekend. He is now about twenty points behind his teammate, who occupies third position in the table.


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