WSBK » Sergio Gadea replaces Lascorz at Kawasaki

Sergio Gadea will make his World Superbike Championship debut at Monza after being signed as Joan Lascorz's replacement at Kawasaki.

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May 03, 2012 3:56 PM

This guy is a world class racer, but has only ever raced in 125GP's and in Moto2 (best result - 1 podium). I'm hoping for the best, but there's a huge difference between GP125/600's and a Superbike so I reckon he'll be dicing with Aoyama. At least he'll know most of the tracks.

I just wish they had looked into the pool of British Superbike talent.

gpgirl - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 4:46 PM

Maybe a spaniard but a class rider, shame he doesn't know the Monza circuit and as well as running a superbike might be a bridge to far. Hope he does well as I think hes had a rough couple of years and deserves a break.

Caroline - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 5:58 PM

I am disappointed the the decision with Gadea - Im sure they could have looked further a field with the great talent available to them - ie the British talent for one - but they obviously know what they are doing? - BUT can they let the rest of us know how Lascorz is - no official report from anyone for awhile..surely reporters are still interested in his welfare as I know I am?????

freedom rider - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 6:06 PM

It will be interesting to see how he fares with no experience except Playstation and scootering. A little bit into the deep end on this one. I wonder if he could beat Camier ?????

ex-loKo TkC.exe JL - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 7:50 PM

mmm, i know more or less well him, not enough for me, is not bad, ok, but for sure there is better candidates, (Shakey Byrne, Stuart Easton,Bryan Staring,Chris Walker)
i would like to see Randy De Puniet wildcar...hope he do well...

M1M - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 7:53 PM

It will be necessary to have patience regarding reports on Lascorz's recovery - when nerve damage is involved it's a very slow process. It will tax his own reserves of patience to an extent which makes our own irrelevant. Even if his movement is very limited once he's off the paralysing curare-like drugs used when on a respirator, there's hope it will improve over time. I assume they've decided that there's no point in simply restating what we already know and want to avoid speculation about uncertain outcomes. Slight variations mean that even apparently similar spinal injuries can result in very different outcomes over time so we can only hope that no news for now will mean good news eventually.

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