Laverty seeks Relentless Suzuki continuation

Laverty says he has offers from other teams but he is keen to stick with Relentless for another year.
Michael Laverty is keen to continue with the Relentless Suzuki team for the 2011 British Superbike Championship following the announcement that it will be the manufacturer's factory representative next season.

Laverty marked his return to the BSB in 2010 by emerging as an outside title contender, the Ulsterman establishing himself as a regular front runner with two wins – his first at BSB level – and nine podiums.

Ending the year with fourth in the standings, Laverty is keen to continue his partnership with the Relentless team and is confident he will be able to secure a deal in the coming weeks.

I fly back to Ireland later this week to have a sit down with Philip Neill with regards to next season,” he told the British Superbike website. “I've had some interesting options present themselves for next year but staying onboard with Suzuki and the TAS team has always been a priority for me, providing we can put a deal together!

“I want to build on what we achieved this season, put in a whole season at the level we arrived at for the Showdown and hopefully raise our game even further.

"So I will hopefully have my ride sorted for 2011 over the next few weeks, then it will be time to start working on the rest of my personal deals. I hope to keep all the people involved who helped me this season and maybe add a few new ones.”

Relentless by TAS will take over from Crescent as the official Suzuki representative in British Superbikes next season.

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Michael Laverty - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: David Salisbury]
Michael Laverty - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty celebrates a maiden victory for both himself and Relentless by TAS Suzuki in the 2010 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park [pic credit: Jack Bateson]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Richard Cooper, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki, BSB [Credit: MSV Media]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki, BSB [Credit: MSV Media]
Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, Sepang [Credit: Peter McLaren]
Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, Sepang [Credit: Peter McLaren]
Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, Sepang [Credit: Peter McLaren]
Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, Sepang [Credit: Peter McLaren]
Hawk Racing Suzuki, BSB [Credit: BSB media]

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Greebo - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 5:15 PM

Wouldn't want to come between you guys arguing or insulting each other but to be honest I can't see anything factually incorrect with what Guru is saying. Ian has had more BSB starts than Alastair. Alastair did ride the EVO at Silverstone, then Superbike at Oulton last year but that was his first time. Up until then he hadn't ridden one. Guru has provided a comprehensive list of all the bikes Alastair has ridden over the last four or five years with the exception of one. I do know Alastair personally and consider him to be a family friend and so I don't do the keyboard warrior or armchair fan thing. Nor do I want to debate with anybody on here about Alastair. Because to debate with fools is to make oneself look like a fool also. I'd like to thank Him, Helen, Lewis and his dad Joe publicly for flying to England yesterday to attend my wifes 40th birthday party. For no other reason that they are a genuinely nice family. Alastair knew it would make her day if he attended. He was righ

Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 9:57 AM

@ Geeeeezz.. Fella.. Why do you come on here just to see what 50cc writes?? Everybody knows what he's gonna write before he does.. 3/4 of the way through the season he predicted Hill wouldn't turn a POLE into a win.. If he did 50cc said he'd leave this forum forever.. He's still here.. He's still boring..

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