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NGM Forward Racing sign Loris Baz

DRIVE M7 Aspar deemed Baz too tall - NGM Forward beg to differ

FRENCHMAN Loris Baz has signed with NGM Forward Racing for 2015 after his ride with DRIVE M7 Aspar fell through due to his height. 

NGM Forward Racing announced they had signed Baz for next season alongside 2011 Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl. Both be riding the Forward Yamaha. 

On his Facebook page, Baz posted: 'Also really happy to announce that I will ride in MOTOGP Year with forward racing team! Can't wait for that challenge!'

21-year-old Baz is currently riding for the Factory Kawasaki Team in World Superbikes and currently sits fifth in the Championship standings. 

Team Owner Giovanni Cuzari said: 'It’s a pleasure to welcome Loris Baz to our team. He is a young rider who has proved to be fast in World Superbikes and we would like to give him the possibility to show his talent also in MotoGP.

'I’m very happy to start this new adventure with Loris and bring this new rider in the premiere class, continuing our mission of talent scout team alongside Yamaha.

'Loris will partner Stefan Bradl and we are delighted to line up a very young team with a 21 year-old Frenchman and a 24 year-old experienced German rider.'