WSBK » Joan Lascorz speaks of accident for first time

Five months after being paralysed in an accident during World Superbike testing at Imola, Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz has broken his silence about his injuries for the first time...

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M1M - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 2:25 AM

PatrickD - I don't agree at all that there is any bitterness in Lascorz's comments. Once you make allowance for the quality of the translation, I think there's only a deep sense of loss, which is entirely understandable given that he has found himself deprived of what had been the main focus of his life since childhood, as well as having to come to terms with all the direct results of his physical injuries.

pcxmac - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 2:54 AM

I have to laugh at anyone who thinks they have the right to criticize someone whose been through an ordeal like Joan, about the circumstances surrounding it. You have to be pretty stuck up one side or the other in order to consider giving the guy flack.

(side note) it is nice to see him using his hands, hopefully he doesnt give up on trying working past some of the rest of his nerve damage. Nerves grow slow Joan, dont give up.

'he conquers who endures' (Persius) Hoping Joan keeps getting one over on his circumstances and lives well until hes long lived and satisfied with life.

Nick Vujicic is an exemplary human being when it comes to conquering the odds.

J - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 6:44 AM

Words cannot tell the whole story...Joan, I wish you the best in every thing you do and I pray that you have the strength to continue in this way do greater and greater things.

One Love and much respect!!

MartinJSUK - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 10:45 AM

Unfortunately his words do back up the feeling that the championship itself is culpable for staging a race (and test session) at a fundamentally unsafe track. Concrete barriers should not be anywhere near fast corners. Motorcycle racing is inherently dangerous, but the risks can be limited.

Beyond that, it's understandable that he's had bad days. In an instant, every aspect of his life has been irreparably damage. It's all very well to say 'he knew the risks' but ultimately only a tiny percentage of racing careers end this bleakly.

The public support he's received from the racing community has been extremely touching. In public Kawasaki themselves and Sykes in particular have done nothing, but maybe it's been better behind the scenes.

sean - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 7:43 PM

There has to be enough money even in this climate to provide air fencing around ALL WALLS lookat what happened at Silverstone to Joan . I cannot personaly see a way of preventing the outcomes for crashes like Simoncelli& Craig Jones but the out come in Joans case WAS proventable .
Good Luck Joan

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