BSB » Laverty has reached 'turning point' in season

'Snetterton was the turning point for me and now I am looking forward to Knockhill where I need to maintain the momentum and score more strong points' - Michael Laverty

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June 21, 2012 9:06 AM

The problem for great riders in BSB is that it is hugely competitive. There are a large number of riders who can win and the bikes are pretty equal. This is great for spectators and makes it one of the best race series, but means that title challengers such as Michael if they are even slightly off the pace can easily end up out of the points. He is however a a super fast rider on probably the best Honda out there so I would expect some more wins, there's no reason why he shouldn't.

Smiler - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 9:26 AM

I think another factor in Micheal struggling early in the season was the rule changes. He typically ran more traction control than most (just the best solution for him at the time). Although he went well in testing it is not the same as racing (worn tyres, fuel loads and the like) he still needed to make the adjustment to having no TC. It has just taken him a little longer then soem of the others. I can see him having a strong second half of the season and with the shhotout rules who knows he could be a title contender.

The Louth Looney - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 10:15 AM

raining at Knockhill so Michael's biggest problem this weekend will getting back into Slippirelli mode after riding in World endurance on Dunlops tyres.
Going from a tyre that gives you ultimate mechanical for one hour in the desert heat onto tyres that last 10 laps wet or dry on a good day will be a bit of a challenge.
Good luck to everyone at Knockhill this weekend.I for one hope the weather men have got it wrong and it stops raining and we can have some good close racing.

nom nom - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 3:44 PM

It's been sunny at the weekends for a few weeks now (Near Knockhill) and NOW it starts raining! (Sigh)
I hope the weather folks are wrong but it looks like it could be another wet race. :(
It's *SO* much nicer at Knockhill when it's sunny.

The Louth Looney - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 4:12 PM

i really hope it stays dry for the 1000's of very enthusiastic scottish bike fans who always show up at Knockhill,rain or shine but i think it is wishfull thinking as all weather forcasts for this area are for rain..On the positive side if it rains all weekend it gives us more track time to set up our bikes for racing on a wet track but as nom nom says'It's *SO* much nicer at Knockhill when it's sunny.'

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