Sykes’ Tribute To Joan Lascorz Helmet Auction
World Superbike Benefit Lascorz eBay Auction
Back in April, Kawasaki Racing’s Joan Lascorz was severely injured at Imola during some post-race World Superbike testing.
The 27-year-old Brit suffered a spinal cord injury, causing quadriplegic paralysis, meaning he lost partial or total mobility in all four limbs.
Now, Lascorz’s teammate Tom Sykes is looking to benefit the injured rider through an eBay auction. The prize will be the Lascorz tribute helmet Sykes wore at the final round of 2012 World SBK at Magny-Cours, the Shark lid donning Lascorz’s number 17 and having “Power for Lascorz 17” logos.
While donning the “Tribute to Joan Lascorz” helmet, Sykes finished third in race one, and won race 2 at Magny-Cours, helping him achieve second overall in the 2012 World SBK Championship (Aprilia Racing’s Max Biaggi beat Sykes by a mere half of a point).
The lid is now being auctioned off, with all money raised going directly to Lascorz, helping the injured rider with rehabilitation expenses. And if the winner bidder wants, Sykes or Lascorz will sign the helmet.
In addition, Kawasaki reports that if someone in the UK wins, Sykes will deliver the helmet to the highest bidder personally. There is also an unknown bonus prize from Sykes.
The “Tribute to Joan Lascorz” helmet auction ends Oct. 20. To bid, click here.