It is well known that Joan Lascorz of Spain sustained an injury in post race testing and this injury has probably (we say probably because there have been no accurate updates) been paralysed in his arms and hands. After going one round without a replacement, it became contractually imperative for the Provec Team that manages the Kawasaki official racing effort in World Superbike racing to find a replacement. Provec is a Spanish outfit and chose to run Sergio Gadea who once raced with reasonable success in the 125cc category of MotoGP. But the Spanish rider was ill at ease on the 1000cc Superbike machinery and this has yet again forced Provec to look for a replacement. This time around for Donington and Miller Park rounds the replacement will be Loris Baz of France who rides the Kawasaki ZX10R in the World Superstock category of World Superbike Racing.
The Donington round and the Miller park round will not have Superstock races and therefore Baz will race in the Superbike category. His performance in Superstock has been impressive and his familiarity with the ZX10R seem to be the reasons behind choosing him. It is however unclear as to what will happen for the rest of the season with no clarity on the Joan Lascorz situation.