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Jonathan Rea dismayed by rumours over injured Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz

'I'll just cross my fingers until something official comes out' - Jonathan Rea
Speculation following a serious accident involving Joan Lascorz at Imola has irked Honda Racing star Jonathan Rea.

Kawasaki rider Lascorz fell heavily during the post-Imola test and rumours have abounded since that the 27-year-old – British rider Tom Sykes' team-mate – will never race again.

Lascorz is still being assessed in hospital in Barcelona, with doctors holding off on providing a final analysis of his injuries until they are absolutely assured of his condition.

“I don't really know the extent of the damage until something official comes out, so I'll just cross my fingers until then,” said Rea.

“I'm not very happy with the amount of people in this world who just want to jump on bad news.

“The Gazzetta dello Sport almost wrote him off straight away. It's not nice and I rode past Joan Lascorz when the red flag had gone out and he wasn't in a good way.”



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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 7:23 PM

like the reporting to which these comments refer, this is a non-story and would therefore be better not reported. Come on Crash, I know it's a slow news day, but surely you can do better than to repeat non-news like this!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 8:33 PM

No - I'm not being hypocritical Liam - I read a story headlined "Rea irked by..." Now, no offense to Johnny Rea, but I very much doubt "Irked" is even part of his vocabulary. he expressed concen about speculation regarding the extent of Joan's injuries by some parts of the media. I haven't joined in that speculation. There are lots of things Crash could do on a day when there is no news rather than this kind of non-story. For example: a series of articles on what happened in bike racing this week 5 years, 10 years, 20 years ago. maybe some interviews with retired racers / team managers with some quotes from their autobiographies. historical pictures. Perhaps a series on bikes which pre-dated CRT. There are literally countless things that a journalist with interest in the sport could write about to fill a day on which there is no new news, but this kind of stuff is just manufactured tittle tattle.



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