The Bazooka’s Superbike weapon, photographed at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, during the Official Dunlop Preseason Test, which took place this past March. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

For the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike season, HSBK Racing, in conjunction with Fast by Ferracci owner Eraldo Ferracci, pulled out all the stops in acquiring a topnotch motorcycle and rider to pursue the Championship. Ducati Corse supplied the team with one of their World Superbike-spec Panigale V4 R racebikes, which was then adapted to meet the slightly different technical rules of the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. They also enlisted the services of world-class talent Loris Baz to pilot the machine. Baz acclimated well to MotoAmerica and got up to speed quickly each race weekend on tracks that were completely unfamiliar to him. It was a tall task for Baz and the team, but they completed the season with nine podium finishes, including five runner-up results, and Baz was fourth in the final rider point standings.

Rider: Loris Baz

Engine: 998cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, 16 Desmodromically actuated valves, rearward-rotating crankshaft

Electronics: Marelli Corse Race Kit ECU

Transmission: Six-speed constant mesh

Clutch: STM Italy

Exhaust: Akrapovic titanium 4-2 full system

Fuel: VP Racing

Lubrication: Motul

Air Filter: DNA

Battery: Full Spectrum Power

Spark Plugs: NGK

Sprockets: Ognibene SpA

Final Drive: D.I.D Chain

Front Suspension: Öhlins twin forks

Rear Suspension: Öhlins single shock

Front Brakes: Brembo rotors/Brembo calipers/Brembo pads

Rear Brakes: Brembo rotor/Brembo caliper/Brembo pads

Brake Lines: Spiegler Performance

Rearsets, Handlebars, Lever Guard, Engine Covers: Spider

Wheels: Marchesini Racing

Tires: Dunlop

Bodywork & Windscreen: Fullsix Carbon

Subframe & Fairing Stay: Pierobon

Fuel Tank Grips: TechSpec-USA

Seat: RaceSeats

Paint: Fast Finish

Graphics: Drippin’ Wet

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