Superbikes: Baz breaks duck in rain

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The Independent Online

Loris Baz enjoyed the best of a weather-hit round 10 of the World Superbike Championship at Silverstone yesterday, claiming his first victory in the competition.

The Frenchman battled appalling conditions to cross the line first on his Kawasaki in an opening race, which had to be stopped twice following crashes.

Baz then followed up with a second place in race two, behind Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli, with organisers red-flagging the contest at the halfway stage as the rain finally won out.

The championship leader, Max Biaggi, skidded off in the first race and completed a miserable day by finishing 11th in the second.