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Michael Guy  says:

Joan Lascorz speaks about Imola crash and injury

Following the accident at Imola during official testing in the Superbike World Championship last April 2 we would like to communicate the following about the condition of Joan Lascorz.  Joan remains hospitalised at the Institute Guttmann in Spain, immersed in a process of recovery and adaptation to his new life. It is expected that by the middle of September Joan will...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (31 August 2012 13:50)

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Aug 11

Posts: 437

Very hard

For a young professional to comprehend that not only has he lost his career but also his ability to walk. Being in the army i realise my risks of losing limbs whilst away on operations and could accept that but being completetly paralysed would destroy me. Hopefully his dark days are behind him all my very best for the future to not only lascorz but to his family aswell.

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

Although I like the Imola circuit, there is bugger all run-off. I believe the new bikes and cars have outgrown many of these old tracks, and it's time to dump them.

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Oct 05

Posts: 95

screamer69 says:

Dump imola

Racers should never hit walls.. Period.

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Feb 09

Posts: 88

Popski says:

There is no excuse whatsoever of there being an unprotected wall at a racing circuit no matter what the history or pedigree of the track. It always amuses me how much the Formula One cissies go on about dangerous tracks with limited run off yet none of 'em say a peep about Monaco with zero run off, too frightened to upset the big money.

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Feb 10

Posts: 201

wesley01 says:

Much respect Joan, atleast you took the chance on something you love doing.

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Feb 12

Posts: 182

BarkerBill says:


Just why does there happen to be an unprotected wall in the rider run-off area? Have these lessons still not been learned and why not? This young man does not need to be paralysed ar all. His future must now be assured financially as his ability to generate a living has now been curtailed and through the fault of others.

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Sep 10

Posts: 7

ruta40ar says:


Fuerza Joan! estamos con vos!!

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Feb 11

Posts: 116


with all the comments regarding hitting walls. If the tracks and run off areas are not going to be changed/scrapped, could they look to implement a version of what the speeday boys use.....inflatable walls to cushion the blow.

Obviously the speeds are much higher, but they could size the inflatable wall accordingly. Wouldn't have to be at every corner, just the ones where the run-off area is compromised.

Just a thought. Anyway, all the very best for the future Joan.

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