Lascorz And His Ninja Out To Win Again
October 20, 2009
After taking his first victory for Kawasaki last time out at Magny-Cours, Joan Lascorz approaches the final round of the year in happy and confident mood.
A recent test at Portimao also brought forward some positive results for Lascorz, and the information gathered will also be used to full effect by Lascorz’ team-mate, Katsuaki Fujiwara, despite the Japanese rider not testing in Portugal.
Action begins at the fabulously appointed Parkalgar circuit on Friday, 23rd October, with the final round of the 2009 championship taking place on Sunday 25th.
In the overall championship chase, Lascorz is a very narrow six points behind the third placed rider in the rankings. Joan has a remarkable nine front row starts to his credit this year, one pole position and six podiums, including his recent Magny-Cours win.
Katsuaki is ranked 11th right now, but has an identical score of 70 points with the tenth place rider. In Portimao ‘Kats’ goes for his first podium of the year, to try and break into the top ten. Katsuaki has now earned three front row starts this year.
Joan Lascorz: “We had a good test at Portimao recently, and made a lot of progress to find a final setting for the races. We had to share the track with many riders and that was not ideal, but we did do a lot of good work on the suspension and engine. After the great result in France we all want more of the same.”
Katsuaki Fujiwara: “Joan showed what our bike is capable of in the last round, and I will be pushing hard to make sure I can use the data the team now has from the Portimao test Joan made to help me qualify well. We will be ready to try our best again.”