Baz makes save of the century

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Loris Baz shocked the pad­dock dur­ing Satur­day’s qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion, af­ter es­sen­tially crash­ing the Av­in­tia Ducati not once but twice ex­it­ing the last cor­ner. The French­man lost the front end com­mit­ting to a fast lap, fall­ing from the bike and man­ag­ing to re­mount seem­ingly by mir­a­cle, be­fore al­most high­sid­ing him­self off again!

Baz was quick to laugh off the in­ci­dent af­ter the ses­sion, ad­mit­ting that while it might have made for good cov­er­age as the clip went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia, he would rather have made it through to Q2!

He said: “The con­test for save of the year will be be­tween me and Marc Mar­quez! It was a re­ally good save, but I would have been in Q2 if I had been a lit­tle bit safer in the last cor­ner. I was rid­ing well, and I wanted to push un­til the end, and it’s a shame that it ended that way.

“I knew when I braked that I was late, and I did ev­ery­thing I could to get into the cor­ner and take the apex. I felt the front go and pushed with my el­bow, but it wasn’t enough, so I started to push with my shoul­der and it worked. But you don’t re­ally have the time to think.”

Crash­ing and re­mount­ing all in one go. Clever!

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