WSBK » Charging Lascorz assumes top Kawasaki status

Joan Lascorz overtakes Tom Sykes in the overall World Superbike Championship standings to become the highest-placed Kawasaki rider.

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Stavros - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 12:49 PM

Lascorz is starting to show his class now, tremendous effor to be ahead of Sykes in the points despite the injuries he was still getting over at the start of the season.

ebaums - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 4:46 PM

that's cool and strange a little couse it was Sykes being in front during recent races but the most amazing stuff here is that Kawasaki is in front of Honda!!! This shows how much effort greens put in WSBK and how weak is now Honda in production series. It's like they left completely current Fireblade dev and even Castrol backs can't change it. In my opinion this CBR is at the end of it's developement naturally anyway.

Constantinos - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 5:42 PM

Yes,the team is working better,there is obvious improvement.
But as i have said before without consistency you are making a hole in the water.Lascorz has the "first time" advantage.Sykes cannot afford beeing behind his teammate.In my opinion the situation is not going to change,maybe a top 3 sometime.Next year Joan stays,i dont know for Sykes.The bike is good to win races.
The Honda is very good bike but with Rea out no one expects from Ruben something better.Leon is leaving BMW so maybe Kawasaki has to make a move now.And if Kawasaki ends beeing behind Suzuki(with one bike!)as it is now,then...i will not have anything to say.

moses - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 5:47 PM

oke this man is soo good, but we have to mention some things about Kawasaki, Lascorz, Sykes and Vermeulem.
1 Of course he have to recovery from that tragic accident the last year in SuperSport. Even more,I´m not sure if he is in really goods physical conditions yet.
2 He pass Sykes, but he don´t fall down, i don´t remember a DNF by him and Sykes fall down 2 or 3 times because is pushing very very hard to stay up in the race, even more, the last year with the old ZX10R he is soo good then yet...
3 for real, Honda situation is the most strange in the world, maybe they are focused on MotoGP...or maybe the last version of Fireblade is old comparise with the rest...
4 Vermeulen is a great ryder, but he is paying all that physicall big troubles, i am surprised, i wish he finally could recovery well and start to fight for top ten or better
5 indeed, the new Kawasaki ZX10R is a little different in character, i think they are try to addapt to be nearest the top race, i hope find the key to win

go fast! - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 10:01 PM

at the beginning of the season i said lascorz would become the #1 guy in this team and i was summarily shouted down. oh well.

and the current fireblade is 2-3 yrs old. no mas development here. good luck, says honda.

Ian S - Unregistered

July 13, 2011 2:49 PM

I'm not convinced that the Honda is such an old nail. WSBK and BSB are virtually the same spec machine and yet Honda are doing well in the UK series. I think there is something else going on here, though I wouldn't presume to know what.

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