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Laconi to ride demo laps at Magny-Cours

Five months after he was left fighting for his life in an accident at Kyalami, Regis Laconi is to make his first appearance on a bike during a special demonstration run at Magny-Cours.

Laconi was put into an induced coma following the accident in South Africa back in May, the Frenchman suffering two fractured vertebrae and remaining in hospital for almost a month.

Having made a welcome first appearance in the World Superbike paddock at Imola in support of his DFX Ducati team, Laconi's remarkably rapid recovery will now see him rewarded with a chance complete three laps of his home circuit prior to the first race.

A poignant moment for the former WSBK runner-up, the demonstration will go a long way to raising hopes that he will make a return to competition in 2010.

Following three unsuccessful years at Kawasaki, Laconi's move to DFX Ducati prompted a flurry of good results early in the year, including a front row start at Valencia and three fourth place finishes.



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esimov - Unregistered

October 04, 2009 9:40 AM

This man should be awarded for his determination, strenght and unforseen apetite for riding. he defeated his own death, came back from the end of the road, so welcome back Regis!

Fahim Rahman

October 04, 2009 10:07 AM

Great to have him back. Nothing short of amazing how in 5months he's gone from coma to having the guts to get back on a bike. I doubt he will be just cruising around waving to the fans! Hope he gets a damn good ride nxt year...deserves it.



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