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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