2008 Valencia WSS race winner Joan Lascorz got in some early laps ahead of this weekend's event, as a special guest during a presentation of the new Racetec tyre from Metzeler.

"I had so much fun riding the street version of my Kawasaki Supersport bike on the Valencia circuit with Metzeler," said the Kawasaki Motocard.com rider. "I can say that it was really easy to lean into corners and to be quicker opening the gas with the new Racetec. There was so much feedback from the tyres that I could think more about my lines on the track. Metzeler knows how to give racers what they need to ride fast on the track and the street."

Lascorz, eleventh in the early 2009 standings, will be back in World Supersport action at Valencia on Friday.