Reale Avintia Racing rider Loris Baz completed a successful third day of testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. This was the last day of the winter test, and Loris finished 17º on the timesheet only 1.2s from the fastest rider, that once again was Maverick Viñales. Baz had really good feeling during the three days of testing and he leaves Qatar satisfied.

He will be back in his bike here at Losail in ten days time to start the new season, and this time his Reale Avintia Racing teammate Hector Barbera will join him in the garage. Barberá was forced to miss this test after breaking his left collarbone, but he will be ready to compete in the first race of 2017.

“These were three positive testing days and I go back home really happy. Mainly because I had good feeling with the bike and we were able to test some interesting things. Today I did my best lap over the three days with the hard rear tyre, and I also improved with the soft one. I think that it was possible to go a little bit faster at the end, but the last front tyre I used was not working as the previous one. Anyway I leave Qatar satisfied, we did a good job and I did not crash here and also in the previous test in Australia. So I think my winter test was quite positive. The fastest riders were really fast, so it is obvious that we can improve even more, but if we compare how we are now with how we were at the end of last season, I think that we did a big step forward. I’m looking forward to start racing!”.