Joan Lascorz

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Joan Lascorz
Nationality Spanish
Born (1985-02-27) February 27, 1985 (age 29)
Cunit, Tarragona

Joan Lascorz Moreno (born 27 February 1985) is a former Spanish motorcycle racer. After success in domestic championships on both tarmac and gravel, he competed in the Supersport World Championship in 2007 and 2008.

Born in Cunit near Tarragona, Lascorz won the 1995 Catalan Pocket Bike Championship before first competing in Spanish Supersport races that year. 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.[1] 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 Sofuoglu was mounted early on, but a collision with Laverty and Roberto Tamburini at the start at Silverstone left him with multiple injuries.[2]

In 2011 he moved to Superbike World Championship with Kawasaki [3] 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.[4] 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.[5] Commenting on his injuries, Joan 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." [6]

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

Career statistics[edit]

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
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

World Superbike Championship[edit]

(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[edit]

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
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
21st* 17* [7]

References[edit]

[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Accidente Joan Lascorz