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SBK: Regis Laconi Returns Home After One Month Hospital Stay

Regis Laconi
Regis Laconi

Regis Laconi has been allowed to return home almost a month on from his heavy practice crash at the South African round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Kyalami.

The DFX Corse rider was placed in a medically-induced coma after the accident and subsequently underwent an operation to repair two fractured vertebrae.

He has been recovering at the Sunninghill Hospital near Johannesburg but has now received the all-clear from his doctors, although a return to the track remains some way off.

“Regis Laconi is at home,” read at DFX team statement.

“The French pilot, the victim of a terrible fall in Kyalami, arrived at Aix-en-Provence, where he currently resides, on Friday 5 June.”

The 33-year-old had earlier been taken to a local hospital for a check up but was allowed to leave “without restrictions whatsoever”.

“Regis has physically recovered 100%,” the statement continued.

“Laconi is speaking normally and is regaining day by day his medium- and long-term memory.

“He has already expressed his desire to return to action, but that decision must be carefully scrutinised at the end of his recovery by the medical and sports authorities.”

Lorenzo Lanzi has been drafted in as Laconi’s replacement at DFX Corse for the remainder of the season.

SBK: Regis Laconi out of Coma, Road to Recovery

Regis Laconi continues to make progress in his recovery from the heavy Friday practice session crash that left him hospitalised with broken cervical vertebrae and on the critical list.

The French rider, who crashed on his out lap in the opening session of the weekend’s World Superbike meeting at Kyalami, remains in intensive care at Johannesburg’s Sunninghill Hospital, but has improved sufficiently for doctors to consider pressing on with the operation to stabilise his neck injury.

Despite having been advised to delay the procedure for several days, Laconi’s condition has been upgraded enough to bring him out of the medically-induced coma into which he was placed on arrival at the hospital and to schedule the operation to insert metal plates to stabilise the vertebrae for Tuesday [19 May].

There was further good news for friends and family as Laconi showed ‘signs of autonomous movement’ in both his upper and lower limbs on being brought out of the coma, supporting the results of Saturday’s CT scan, which suggested that there had been minimal nerve damage in the accident.

The French veteran will have to remain in Sunninghill for at least two weeks while doctors assess his recovery, but could be transferred to Paris after that in order to complete his rehabilitation closer to home.

Source | Crash.net

SBK: Regis Laconi in Serious but Stable Conditon after Horrific Crash at Kyalami

Following his crash Regis Laconi was taken by helicopter to Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. After undergoing checks later in the evening it was possible to have a better idea of the Frenchman’s condition.

Regis Laconi
Regis Laconi

Laconi suffered two broken cervical vertebrae (C3 and C5), severe concussion and a contusion of the lung. A CT scan for eventual neurological damage, proved to be negative and for the moment he is in an induced coma and in a stable condition. After consultation with Dr. Maurizio Zorzi, the South African neuro-surgeon who was called from Pretoria to check on the patient’s condition, it was decided not to operate immediately and to postpone any eventual intervention for a few days.
Barring complications, a further three weeks will be required before a clear clinical picture of the situation can be made, during which the French rider will have to remain totally immobile.

Nakano on his Aprilia RSV-4 Top Time sheets in Phillip Island Test

shinya-nakano-aprilia-1Shinya Nakano and Regis Laconi hit the ground running during the first day of testing around the Phillip Island circuit, with both riders coming away with similar lap times.

Although activity on the circuit was limited to Aprilia, DFX Ducati, Stiggy Honda and Kawasaki, as well as a handful of Supersport competitors, both Nakano and Laconi set a fine pace to be just over half a second adrift of Troy Bayliss’ lap record.

Their laps of 1min 33.1secs proved six tenths quicker than Nakano’s team-mate Max Biaggi, although the Italian’s day was cut short by an accident at the Honda Curve, one that left him unhurt but the RSV-4 damaged.

Elsewhere, Leon Haslam was just behind on 1min 34.1secs, although his team-mate Roberto Rolfo was not apparent on track. Kawasaki, meanwhile, endured a difficult session with Makoto Tamada and Broc Parkes producing times of 1min 34.9secs and 1min 35.1secs as they continue to dial in the ZX10-R K9.

In the Supersport category, Anthony West was quickest on home ground with Stiggy Honda, half a second quicker than team-mate Gianluca Vizziello. Mark Aitchison and Matthieu Lagrive were marginally adrift Vizziello in third and fourth aboard their Althea Hondas.

Phillip Island World Superbike testing times – Tuesday

1. Shinya Nakano JPN Aprilia RSV-4 1min 33.1secs
2. Regis Laconi FRA DFX Corse Ducati 1098RS 1min 33.1secs
3. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV-4 1min 33.7secs
4. Leon Haslam GBR Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR 1min 34.1secs
5. Makoto Tamada JPN Kawasaki SRT ZX10-R 1min 34.9secs
6. Broc Parkes AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX10-R 1min 35.1secs

Phillip Island World Supersport testing times – Tuesday

1. Anthony West AUS Stiggy Honda CBR600RR 1min 36.2secs
2. Gianluca Vizziello ITA Stiggy Honda CBR600RR 1min 36.7secs
3. Mark Aitchison AUS Althea Honda CBR600RR 1min 36.7secs
4. Matthieu Lagrive FRA Althea Honda CBR600RR 1min 36.9secs

Source | Crash.net

Laconi switches to DFX Corse team for 2009 World Superbike

The DFX Corse team, run by Daniele Carli, has snapped up Frenchman Régis Laconi for the 2009 World Superbike season, with an option for 2010. The other news from the team based in the Veneto region of north-east Italy is that after three seasons with Honda, DFX will change manufacturer and switch to Ducati.

Laconi can be considered one of the ‘veterans’ of World Superbike. The 33 year-old from Saint-Dizier has taken part in a total of 167 WSBK races, winning 11 and taking seven pole positions.

His best championship result was when he finished runner-up to team-mate James Toseland in the 2004 season on the factory Ducati Fila 999. This year he raced for the San Marino-based Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse squad, but could only finish sixteenth overall, with eighth place at Valencia his best result.