Loris Baz in the 2018 World Superbike Series
By David Sturgis, Shop Rag Editor
I hope you are able to access the BEIN network on your television and watch the great motorcycle racing taking place this season. BEIN covers MotoAmerica (US-based Superbike and Supersport racing), World SuperBike (SBK) and MotoGP racing.
BMW was a dominant force in World Superbike racing earlier in the century, fielding a team of several riders who were very competitive and winning some races. The S1000RR is a frequent choice in national-level championships like British Superbike and other similar series around the world.
The factory has gotten out of the highest levels of racing at this time, though there are some riders taking advantage of the excellent racing platform the S100RR provides.
Racing in the 2018 series:
World Superbike – Loris Baz (FR)
Loris Baz, born in 1993 in Sallanches, France, has competed in the MotoGP championship for the last three years, gaining significant experience while battling it out on track against the world’s best riders.
From 2012 to 2014, the Frenchman raced in the Superbike world championship, riding for Kawasaki alongside Englishman Tom Sykes and achieving a total of 9 podiums and 2 fantastic race wins in the process. He raced in MotoGP in 2017 and is returning to World Superbike in 2018.
MotoAmerica – Danny Eslick (USA) SCHEIBE RACING
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eslick has competed for most of his career in the United States, where he won the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship in 2009 and 2011, the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series in 2010 and the Daytona 200 race in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.