Frenchman Loris Baz will return from his gruesome foot injury at the Sachsenring this weekend, with his MotoGP future still up in the air.
Baz has missed the last two Grand Prix after being forced to miss the Catalan and Dutch Grand Prix as he underwent surgery and subsequently recovered from the broken right foot he sustained in the first corner when taken down in a collision involving Jack Miller and Alvaro Bautsita, at Mugello.
Whilst Baz has been replaced by Michele Pirro for the two Grand Prix since his injury, Baz is delighted to be back on his Desmosedici this weekend in Germany, although he did say he wouldn’t ride unless he felt comfortable doing so.
“I’m really happy about coming back after my injury. My foot is much better now, it’s not at 100% and still painful, but I can’t wait any more to jump back on my bike,” said the Frenchman ahead of this weekends German Grand Prix.
“My aim for this weekend is to get the feeling back and then to try to ride the best possible race on Sunday. I don’t want to take risks this weekend, my goal will be just to ride my bike and to get back on the pace.”
After the race Baz will stay with the Avintia team and head to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Baz will be keen to impress with 2017 rides disappearing quickly and still without a contract in his pocket for next season.
“We’ll have a test in Austria after the race, and I’m sure these two days will be really helpful for us,” he said. “I’m looking forward to see my bike and to try the improvements made by Pirro with the electronics. I’m eager to get back after watching the last two races from my sofa.”
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