2011 World Superbike Prep
Joan Lascorz, multiple Supersport World Championship race winner and now a contracted Kawasaki Racing Team WSBK rider, is closing in on his first Superbike experience. His “comeback” test is scheduled for Nov. 29 and 30 at Almeria in Spain.
Lascorz has been on a long road back to fitness after his big Silverstone crash, as the Kawasaki Superbike rider himself explained.
Joan Lascorz says: “My recovery is going well. I left hospital on the 15 of September and I have been training since then, nearly every day. Now I feel so good and I’m working to get my muscles back and be strong to push the Kawasaki.”
“I have done some Supermotard riding and was only 1.5 seconds away from my record, which made me very happy. I have to work and be patient to win back even more mobility in my arm. Nerves and muscle must recover with time.”
Motorcycle racers are, understandably, a particularly active bunch, and Lascorz is no different. So how did he spend his time, after his Silverstone crash?
Joan Lascorz says: “I did some training, watching TV, and looking for a house to live in. Then I started riding my mountain bike, running, gym work and spending time with my cheetah.”
Yes, Lascorz is a big-time animal lover and has a pet cheetah at home in Spain!
With a factory Kawasaki Superbike waiting on him for 2011 Lascorz has plenty of reasons to be upbeat about his future, a handy thing after losing so much time in the middle of this season.
Joan Lascorz says: “I’m happy and motivated. It has been a big pain to lose all this time because we have been planned Kawasaki Superbike tests in Japan, Almeria, Valencia, Magny-Cours, Motorland and Almeria too.”
“We will have to work hard and fast but I know all the team are working while I’m ‘repairing’. It will be great to run with the Paul Bird team and try to put the Kawasaki Superbike again in a good place, as we did in the Supersport World Championship.”