MotoGP » Laverty confirms ART switch

"I have elected to ride the ART as I feel I can have better results on it" - Michael Laverty.

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September 22, 2013 10:09 PM

Michael impressed on his first test on that bike before the PBM Bike was ready so he might just surprise a few people in these last races. It'd be mega to see ML nearer the front of the CRT battle.

If (when IMO) he runs better it'll highlight AGAIN the hotchpotch that the MotoGP grid is and the disparity of stupid proportions that exists through the field.

To all the braying fools who post ad nauseum that MM is winning cos hes the best rider I say stick him on MLs old PBM and see how he goes. It's increasingly the BIKE & PACKAGE that determines who wins, NOT the skill of the pilot. Sad but true.


September 23, 2013 11:15 AM

So you're saing Laverty is better than Marquez? Or at least as good as Marquez? If not what's the point of your second two paragraphs?

I don't want to take anything away from Laverty, but Marquez is an exceptional talent (not that I'm saying he's best in the world) whereas Laverty just doesn't have the wins to back up what you seem to be saying. A single British Supersport's title in well over a decade of competition does nothing to suggest he could be among the MotoGP elite no matter what he rides.


September 23, 2013 12:43 PM

In my opinion, if all the riders were on identically performing motorcycles, the finishing order, at least for the top ten, would not change a whole lot, just the gaps would be smaller. Team owners, with all their experience, know how to spot talent and want to keep their teams healthy by showing their sponsors good results, so, naturally, those with the best structure tend to hire the best riders. The difference in machinery just highlight the riders' level of performance on each particular year.


September 23, 2013 1:21 PM

Michael Laverty must be thinking Christmas has come early. BSB to ART in less than a year. And to his credit he is not just following the Lord Mayors parade with a bucket.
He demonstrates the great depth of talent in British racing and underlines the skills of Brit chassis constructors.
I'm expecting better results than Hernadez got on that ART bike.


September 25, 2013 12:40 PM

Cammyspop. I wasn't saying ML is as good as MM. I WAS saying that MMs bike is SO superior that the kit under him is allowing him to win races where NO MATTER HOW GOOD A RIDER MIGHT BE if he's on most of the bikes in the field he has NO CHANCE. And so many fans are too busy basking in glory vicariously for a successful rider to acknowledge the fact those winning have ridiculously unfair advantages.

As I said to illustrate the point - put MM on the PBM (or any CRT or Sat/Customer bike) & he would be nowhere. Not a pop at MM cos it applies to any of the top boys. Which in a so-called premier series is disgusting.

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