Loris Baz returns to the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati team alongside Josh Herrin for the 2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.
The Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati team is set to make waves in the 2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a formidable two-rider lineup: Josh Herrin and Loris Baz.
Josh Herrin, returning for his third season with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati, carries with him the momentum of impressive past performances, including the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship victory and a stellar second overall in the 2023 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. His determination to top these achievements in 2024 is palpable. Herrin’s expertise on the Ducati Panigale V4 R, demonstrated by his victories and consistent performances, positions him as a strong contender for the upcoming season.
Loris Baz, a familiar face in the MotoAmerica paddock, makes his much-anticipated return to the American racing scene. His previous stint with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati in 2021 saw him finish fourth in the series. After two seasons in the WorldSBK Championship, Baz is ready to leverage his international experience on American tracks. Known for his charismatic presence and racing acumen, Baz’s return significantly boosts the team’s prospects.
The partnership between Herrin and Baz promises to amplify the team’s data collection and analysis, a critical factor in fine-tuning the Ducati Panigale V4 R for optimal performance. Herrin’s excitement about teaming up with Baz reflects the strategic advantage that a two-rider team brings to the table, particularly in a highly competitive environment like the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.
“Last year was a tough with a big injury, and I wanted to come back to America with the same team I had in 2021. I have always said the people I met in the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati squad were the biggest family I made in racing. We kept in contact during my two WorldSBK years with the hope we would see each other again in the future, so the fact this has happened makes me happy. I am back training 100 percent now without any pain in my ankle, and I am really looking forward to seeing all the American fans again. I have kept in touch with many of them since I last competed in MotoAmerica. It’s going to be a great season!” – Loris Baz.
“I’m really excited about 2024 and being teammates with Loris Baz. The chance to be teammates with Loris was actually one of the reasons that I signed with the team in the first place back at the end of 2021, and although I’ve had two awesome teammates over last two years, being teammates Baz was something I really wanted and I’m happy we’re finally making that happen. Having a teammate in MotoAmerica Superbike is going to be huge for the team. With an extra rider, the results should be even better than last year because we will get twice the data, and Loris and I can work together and set up the best bike for our season.” – Josh Herrin.
Team Manager Bobby Shek’s confidence in the duo is evident. With a factory-supported program and a year’s worth of valuable data, Shek believes the team is well-positioned to challenge for wins right from the season’s onset.
As the 2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship beckons, all eyes will be on the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati team as they embark on their campaign at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta from April 19-21.