Loris Baz and the Ten Kate Yamaha team will return to the WorldSBK series at the Jerez round in June after a shakedown test at Misano.
After announcing at the official pre-event press conference at Assen their plans of returning to the Yamaha and Baz this year, the Ten Kate Racing team finally presented their official 2019 colours at the “Pitstopdag”, an event at Ten Kate Motoren’s headquarters in Niewsleusen.
Eager to return to the series after having contested the 2018 season with BWM, French rider Loris Baz was on stage together with Ten Kate Racing’s team manager Kevin Bos and team principal Ronald Ten Kate, unveiling the 2019 livery of their new Yamaha YFZ – R1.
This is the first time that I am wearing the new leathers and that I see the bike. The R1 looks just amazing, and this makes waiting till our first race together even harder for me,” said Baz.
The Frenchman and the Dutch squad will make their official return to the series at the Spanish Round, which will take place from the 7th till 9th June at Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto.
Before then, Baz will have the chance to make a first shakedown test with the Yamaha of the Ten Kate Racing team, as they will be testing at the end of May in Misano.