Lascorz Confirmed For Second Kawasaki Season
September 10, 2009
Joan Lascorz rode to seventh place in qualifying at the Nürburgring as his team took the opportunity to confirm that Joan will race in official Kawasaki colours once again next year.
Lascorz's signature for Kawasaki Provec Motocard.com extends a partnership that has already provided strong results and promises even greater things in the future.
Katsuaki Fujiwara took his official Ninja ZX-6R machine to sixth place on the grid and lines up one place ahead of Lascorz on the second row for Sunday's 19-lap race.
Only two laps of the single qualifying session were completed under darkening skies before the flags came out to warn of light rain appearing on some parts of the track, but conditions improved later and the best lap times tumbled.
Joan Lascorz: "We had a small technical issue with the bike this afternoon in qualifying and that meant we could not set our best lap times so easily. We will continue to work on the set-up tonight, comparing our data from the first session with this afternoon's data to find the best combination. We are on the second row but that is not a real problem, row one or two is OK at this track."
Katsuaki Fujiwara: "We are just having to find a way to get a little better balance from the set-up, but we are nearly there. My best qualifying time was about the same time no matter what we did, 1'59.7. But in terms of race pace in real race conditions we should be OK."