Lascorz shows Superbike progress at home

Joan Lascorz cracks the top five for the second time this season at Motorland Aragon as he capitalises on Kawasaki's improved performance.
Joan Lascorz burgeoning World Superbike Championship career reached new heights at Motorland Aragon as he secured a pair of strong results, including a top five finish.

Matching his best result of fifth from Donington Park earlier in the year with a strong run in the second race, it came after Lascorz finished seventh in race one, just two seconds from fourth.

Helping Kawasaki to its best points' haul of the season thus far, former World Supersport race winner Lascorz is pleased with his continuing progress having also reached the top eight Superpole shootout for the first time.

"I was fifth in race two and it was the same position I took at Donington but I was much closer to the top positions here. We had some laps of testing before but not many so this was really a new circuit for me in qualifying, so we did a good job.

“My crew chief gave me a good setting for the second race, and persuaded me not to go for the softer rear tyre, so I used the same B tyre in each race. It was a good decision in race two. We were only five seconds from the podium in race two, and it was not only me, Tom [Sykes] was also very fast this weekend."

Lascorz is 14th in the WSBK standings, just three points behind Tom Sykes.

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June 21, 2011 2:42 PM

@ ebaums Noticed the same. They keep their heads down and keep plugging away. Best of all, they're level on points with Honda and one point behind Suzuki! Could this be the year they get off the bottom of the log? Also, to anyone saying they're still going nowhere, their points are 2 shy of their full season tally from 2010. Building steadily and I believe we'll see a lot more of them up front.


June 21, 2011 2:32 PM

He got the point. The main vast progress is the whole race pace and it's easy to see those 2 Kwaks are no slower in second part of each race and they maintain the pace. They finally feel confident in chassis/tyres area. Good to see second rider in Lascorz himself on top. Now Kawasaki has really something to come up with this season and sure Tom and Juan will show it. The best thing is they dont have Rizla Suzuki PR habits just doing their job and talk WHEN they have results.

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