After successfully making a full-time return to WSBK in 2022, the French rider will partner the previously announced Garrett Gerloff aboard the BMW satellite team’s pair of M1000RRs next year.
Baz has been recruited by Bonovo in its expansion to its second bike of the season after spending a year out of the series to race MotoAmerica in 2021.
With works BMW’s Michael van der Mark missing most of the season due to injury, Baz is the second most prolific rider in Germany’s Marc in 2022, behind Scott Redding in 2022, and is currently 12th in the rider standings and 6th in Assen for his best finish.
“I am really happy to be joining BMW and the Bonobo Action BMW Racing Team again next year.
“When I joined the project, I had the intention of being involved for the long term and improving every year. I have.”
Gerlov will replace Eugene Laverty, who left the GRT Yamaha team in 2023 and announced in July that he would retire from WSBK at the end of the season to take a managerial role at Bonobo.
“I’m also happy to have a nice guy like Garrett on my team,” Baz continued. I think the same goes for Garrett.
“Our goal now is to finish 2022 strongly and go into 2023 with a good foundation. Thank you to everyone at BMW. [Bonovo team owner] with Jürgen Roeder [team manager] Michael Galinski thanks them for the trust they have placed in me. ”
BMW has already confirmed that Redding and van der Mark will continue to form the works line-up for 2023.