MotoGP » Laverty second CRT on 'perfect' MotoGP debut

“To finish as the second CRT is well above expectation. We're coming good, and still improving every time we go out on track. It's perfect!” – Michael Laverty.

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matty - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 8:12 AM

A massive well done to Michael Laverty,as he said he's done better than expected so let's hope the paul bird bike turn's out well for him it would be a shame if the new bike takes him back down the field.


February 08, 2013 9:22 AM

Wow. I am blown away.
I'm a big fan of Ellison and was seriously disapointed when he lost the ride. I'd have put my mortgage on James being quicker than Michael in this environment... ..but I guess I was wrong and Paul Bird was right?

As others have said, lets hope the PBM bike is as good as the ART one or else this could be a tragic shame.
If Michael can build on this pace it could reignite his career.

srad - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 9:54 AM

I never doubted Laverty's ability, just what he's riding, but don't forget Ellison developed that bike for a season, to quote Ellison "seems a shame that someone else is going to have the benefit of my hard work" so he had an idea the bike would hit the ground running? but don't forget that a lot of riders would never have had the chance but for Birdy, so we must give him some credit.

aeaventures - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 10:39 AM

Its probably a good start to get a run out on the ART bike first as its a bench mark and he certainly set his mark! Now they can see where the PBM bike is in comparison and this performance may keep Birdy off him for a least a while longer if things prove a struggle!


February 08, 2013 11:02 AM

i am so delighted for Michael Laverty, especially after all the negative comments about him when the move to pbm was first announced. alot of people could say without doubt(from the living rooms) that he wasnt worthy of the oportunity. lucky enoungh the people that mattered saw the potential.

steer - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 11:32 AM

Good stuff. Laverty is obviously adapting to the MotoGP bike very quickly.

Having the old bike dialled in nicely takes the pressure off the team with their new bike. If the new bike takes a while to get up to speed, then it sounds like there is the option to ride the current spec machine instead.

gavan caldwell - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 11:49 AM

Michael has always dreamed of a Moto GP ride and to many including myself it was only going to be a dream until Paul Bird
signed him for 2013.
Michael has the ability to score points in Moto GP so we wish hom and the team well.

conrod - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 2:56 PM

Very pleased for Michael as he is a very good rider.
I just feel if the new bike being is good enough i have no doubt Michael is will suprise a few people.
His style i believe will gel well with moto gp circuits.
Paul Bird must be over the moon. So make sure he gets
an onsong bike from the start!!!

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