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Interview with Michael Laverty

Gary Reynders mentioned that he felt I was approaching it with a calm head on my shoulders, working through problems methodically and getting there in the end, rather than costing the team a couple of hundred thousand pounds worth of damage.

Crash.net:
How are you surviving in the MotoGP paddock?

Michael Laverty:
It's actually a lot more welcoming than it looks from the outside. I already knew some of the guys, but people have been very friendly. At the briefing at Qatar Jorge came straight over and said 'Hello'. It's a bit like BSB but with a language barrier and a bit more Spanish.

I'm also enjoying the travel of it, seeing new cultures and meeting new people.

Crash.net:
Is it you or Eugene that your brother John is traveling with?

Michael Laverty:
That's Eugene. John will come to some of my races, but he's currently acting as manager and right-hand man for Eugene.

When John had his BSB accident in 2011 he broke the majority of bones in his body and he made the decision to step away from racing for this year and Eugene needed someone. Having a manager who Eugene can be absolutely sure has his best interests at heart is good for him.

He's also training as an osteopath so he can help at races. His recovery gave him an insight into that.

Crash.net:
Thanks Michael and good luck.

Michael Laverty:
That's fine.





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Michael Laverty, French MotoGP 2013
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Laverty, MotoGP race, Spanish MotoGP 2013
Michael Laverty, French MotoGP 2013
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TalentFan

May 22, 2013 9:23 AM

Good interview from Michael Laverty. You can see the guy has self-belief but he's not cocky and knows he's got to work for everything he gets. IMO he's done really well so far, and it'd be nice to see ML and the PBM1 develop, improve and move forward. I always keep an eye out on the screen for Laverty's position and keep track of how he's doing - even though he's not going to be seen on screen for more than a second or two. I wish him good luck and success for the rest of the season. If (IF) he can attain the target of running close or with the Aspar bikes I think there's ll be a few eyebrows raised in the Paddock!

Anon 1 - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 1:30 PM

I hope that all the good riders on CRTs will get on more competitive bikes that allow them to shine, even if outside of the top 10. It's not that hard to see when a rider is doing good on a decent bike, but very hard to understand what's happening on a bad bike. Also, to crash.net, we need more info on what's happening with the CRT boys. These kind of interviews are a breath of fresh air.



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