MotoGP » Laverty hoping to finalise 2014 plans

'Hopefully I can get it sorted out in the new few weeks because it's extra pressure on my shoulders never mind trying to fight for a world championship' - Eugene Laverty

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October 02, 2013 1:00 PM

Imagine how embarrassing it would be for Aprilia if Eugene won the title! However, I have never understood the need for riders to want to go to MotoGP. They don't stand a chance unless they have been brought through the system or are given a bike that stands anything like a remote chance of getting to the front. W.S.B. and even B.S.B are far better racing series at least you actually get some (racing that is)


October 02, 2013 1:23 PM

It's every riders dream to ride at the top flight of grand prix racing.

Even if it is on uncompetitive machinery the allure of the paddock and racing with the likes of Rossi and others is too strong.


October 02, 2013 1:43 PM

Has anyone ever moved 'up' from the Pramac Ducati? I can only remember people going downhill from there. Good luck to him if that's where he ends up though, at least it's not a crt.


October 02, 2013 1:54 PM
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Dont agree on that.. i think that this Wsbk bikes are very close to Motogp, its really one High Tech Champ in terms of Production machines.. Dorna will try to change that for 2014 with softer rules and i agree with that will be better.. but i think that some riders that are on Wsbk have the potencial to go to Motogp learn fast and start to make a good job speacly now that also in Motogp we will have rules that will make the Grid more competitive... 4sure Motogp is dificult they have some parts that have to learn and they need time for that but for me one 600cc bike is also very diferente from one Motogp and this new kids learn fast.. Just to give you one exemple i think that Eugene Laverty with is determination unlicke riders like Jonathan Rea that sign for TK again.. Eugene really whant to go to Motogp i think that if he had one TEch 3 bike would go has fast or faster then Bradly smith that is also learning.. The learning part of Motogp can be done if the rider have determi


October 02, 2013 1:54 PM
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cal crutchlow learn how to ride one Motogp offcorse i also think that he didnt need to crash so much like in 2011 but like i say every rider have is own atitute, 4sure Eugene will crash hard but for what i wach on him he can learn fast.. If he go to Motogp to ride one ART he just need to make a good job, finishing races and doing is best.. if is able to do that he will find other options in the future


October 02, 2013 3:37 PM

WSBK may be imploding and its certainly wobbly with grids and entrants, unstable rules etc. etc.

And he has no ride there anyway, so whats to lose. If EL secures a ride in MotoGP he can hardly be any worse off!

I too agree with herewego that the other series have delivered much better racing, and BSB may well be THE series for proper racing (seeing as Dorna seem set to feck their series' up), but.... a racer doesn't go back to domestic racing unless there aren't any international racing rides open to him.

I'd really like to see how EL can go against a 'home-grown' GP fella on the same kit. I can't see it being a big jump from a WSBK Priller to a MGP Priller, or maybe even a Ducati!


October 02, 2013 4:55 PM

Remeber Guys, Eugen Laverty was a 250 rider for 2 seasons on uncompetitive machines. He had a taste of both worlds ( Gps & production racing). He's obviously come a long way and may be able to use his maturity as a rider to make a bigger splash this time around. Hope he stays with Aprilia, as it may be a shorter adjustment period.


October 02, 2013 7:07 PM

Be great to see Eugene in Motogp...genuinely deserving IMO. I also think if he goes to Pramac Ducati that he will perform as well if not better than Crutchlow does on Ducati...not immediately but towards the end of the season.

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