Laverty vows to put title bid on right track

“But we had a strange weekend again. I had a few set-up issues and then I made the wrong call on tyres between races after really struggling in the first race with the front tyre.”

Laverty readily acknowledges that he has the expertise of the best team in the paddock behind him and an overall package that offers him his most likely chance yet of becoming British Superbike champion.

“One of the main reasons that made me switch to Honda from Yamaha is that it is a proven package and the rules kind of suit the Fireblade and the team has the experience and credentials – they are proven winners,” he said.

“It was the best opportunity to make me a British champion and I still believe that's the case; I still feel I'm in the best possible position to try and fight for the British title this year.

“It's not to prove anything to anyone, it's a personal hunger that most racers have and it never dwindles – I work harder now than I have done in training and on the technical side with my crew.”

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Micheal Laverty, [credit:David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes (AUS), Milwaukee Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Milwaukee Yamaha]
British Superbike riders, full BSB grid, Donington Park [Credit: BSB MSV]
Jenny Timouth, Honda Racing, BSB test day [Credit Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing, BSB test day [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing, BSB, Donington test [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing, BSB, Donington test [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
David Johnson, MotoDex BMW, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Tyco BMW, BSB test day [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Stuart Easton, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty (GBR), Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Yamaha R1, BSB test day [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison (GBR), JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ian Hutchinson (GBR), PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jenny Tinmouth - Honda Racing
Jason O`Halloran - Honda Racing
Dan Linfoot - Honda Racing
Dan Linfoot - Honda Racing

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Pizdoff - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 12:54 PM

I was thinking 'well, no one should beat themselves up about Brands Hatch'. But thinking about it, BSB is going to go the the guys with the best wet settings if the monsoon continues.

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