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Joan Lascorz

Joan Lascorz
Joan "Jumbo" Lascorz.jpg
Joan "Jumbo" Lascorz
NationalitySpanish
Born (1985-02-27) 27 February 1985 (age 36)
Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
Websitejoanlascorz.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Superbike World Championship
Active years2011-2012
ManufacturersKawasaki
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
30 0 0 0 1 178
Supersport World Championship
Active years2005-2010
ManufacturersHonda, Kawasaki
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
52 3 19 3 3 490

Joan Lascorz Moreno (born 27 February 1985) is a former Spanish motorcycle racer. He competed in the Supersport World Championship from 2005 to 2010 and in the Superbike World Championship in 2011 and 2012.

Racing career

Born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona, Lascorz won the 1995 Catalan Pocket Bike Championship. He raced scooters and 125ccs in his home country, before switching back to Supermoto for 2004, winning the Spanish Championship in this field. He concentrated fully on Supersport after this, having 2 successful seasons in the domestic championship on Hondas.

Lascorz and his Glaner Motocard.com team moved up to World Supersport for 2007. Lascorz and the team took time to adjust and were only 18th overall despite a podium finish at Vallelunga. He started 2008 with a bang, finishing second in the season opener in Losail, Qatar[1] (briefly leading on the run to the line, before the more-powerful factory bike of Broc Parkes overtook him) before winning the season's third race at Valencia to briefly lead the championship, after most other major contenders had at least one non-finish in the first three races.[2] The works Honda and Yamaha teams ultimately overhauled him in the standings, and he finished 5th overall after a further podium at the final round.

For 2009, Lascorz and the Motocard team gained factory Kawasaki support, with Katsuaki Fujiwara joining the team and support from former race winner Pere Riba.[3] He scored four podiums, and also led at Imola when the engine failed.

Lascorz and Fujiwara remained with the team for 2010. A championship challenge against the Hondas of Eugene Laverty and Kenan Sofuo?lu was mounted early on, but a collision with Laverty and Roberto Tamburini at the start at Silverstone left him with multiple injuries.[4]

In 2011 he moved to Superbike World Championship with Kawasaki[5] finishing in 11th position in the championship overall.

After a good start to the 2012 Superbike World Championship, Lascorz was involved in a serious accident in post-race testing at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, which involved Lascorz crashing into an unprotected concrete wall near the track at nearly 200 km/h.[6] Despite the best efforts of multiple medical teams, Kawasaki Racing Team released an update in August 2012 confirming what many initially expected- Lascorz had been paralysed, and will be unable to walk again.[7] Commenting on his injuries, Lascorz stated that "What happened to me is a shame. I'm not sure if it was bad luck or that conditions in Imola were not suitable for a 240 HP bike. In any case, it is undoubtedly a full stop for my career as a SBK racer, and a period in my life. It's a very difficult situation and I have to be very strong to go ahead. I want to thank for the endless support I'm getting: all motorcycle riders both in SBK and MotoGP, and all the other categories. I also want to thank all the racing fans, and the amateur and professional bikers that have shown me examples of their affection."[7]

In 2013 Lascorz has joined a team of sports commentators, and he is covering the World Superbikes series on the Spanish television.

Career statistics

Supersport World Championship

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
2005 Honda QAT AUS SPA ITA EUR SMR CZE GBR NED GER ITA
19
FRA NC 0
2006 Honda QAT AUS SPA ITA EUR SMR CZE GBR NED GER ITA
20
FRA NC 0
2007 Honda QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
EUR
Ret
SPA
8
NED
Ret
ITA
15
GBR
15
SMR
17
CZE
17
GBR
12
GER
8
ITA
3
FRA
22
18th 38
2008 Honda QAT
2
AUS
7
SPA
1
NED
3
ITA
9
GER
12
SMR
Ret
CZE
18
GBR
14
EUR
7
ITA
4
FRA
Ret
POR
3
5th 121
2009 Kawasaki AUS
8
QAT
13
SPA
19
NED
3
ITA
2
RSA
4
USA
4
SMR
4
GBR
2
CZE
3
GER
3
ITA
Ret
FRA
1
POR
Ret
4th 163
2010 Kawasaki AUS
2
POR
2
SPA
1
NED
2
ITA
3
RSA
5
USA
3
SMR
2
CZE
2
GBR
DNS
GER ITA FRA 3rd 168

Superbike World Championship

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2011 Kawasaki AUS
Ret
AUS
Ret
EUR
10
EUR
5
NED
11
NED
12
ITA
Ret
ITA
9
USA
14
USA
12
SMR
9
SMR
9
SPA
7
SPA
5
CZE
9
CZE
8
GBR
7
GBR
Ret
GER
7
GER
11
ITA
10
ITA
8
FRA
8
FRA
7
POR
5
POR
8
11th 161
2012 Kawasaki AUS
15
AUS
Ret
ITA
7
ITA
9
NED NED ITA ITA EUR EUR USA USA SMR SMR SPA SPA CZE CZE GBR GBR RUS RUS GER GER POR POR FRA FRA 23rd 17

British Superbike Championship

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2011 Kawasaki BHI BHI OUL OUL CRO CRO THR THR KNO KNO SNE SNE OUL OUL BHGP
Ret
BHGP
7
BHGP
8
CAD CAD CAD DON DON SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP 24th 17 [8]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Lascorz Will Join Fujiwara On New Kawasaki World Supersport Team In 2009 News Article // RoadracingWorld.com
  4. ^ "Lascorz faces weeks out of action after smash". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Lascorz y Sykes, con Kawasaki en el Mundial SBK". Motociclismo.es. Motociclismo.es. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/838/12645/Motorcycle-Article/Joan-Lascorz-Injured-at-Imola-Test---Update.aspx
  7. ^ a b http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/838/14159/Motorcycle-Article/Joan-Lascorz-Update.aspx
  8. ^ "Round 12 Standings Brands Hatch GP 7-9 October 2011" (PDF). britishsuperbike.com. British Superbike Championship. 9 October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2015.

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