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Eugene Laverty evaluating MotoGP options

"The three main bikes that are still available are the Pramac Ducati, Aspar Honda and Forward Yamaha" - Eugene Laverty.
World Superbike star Eugene Laverty is in negotiations for several of the remaining 2015 MotoGP rides.

“MotoGP is my priority for next year,” Laverty told “I feel it is the right time to move to MotoGP and having had a taste of the Bridgestone tyres on the Suzuki earlier this year I know it suits my style.

“There are a few options that could materialise. The three main bikes that are still available are the Pramac Ducati, Aspar Honda and Forward Yamaha. But a lot of it depends on the Scott Redding situation. There's a lot going on and deadlines being moved at the moment.”

The present Voltcom Crescent Suzuki rider added: “There are different strengths for each option. For my riding style I've always said I'd like to ride a Honda but I never thought there would be one available. It's an Open bike, not a Factory bike, but it sounds like next year it'll be pretty damn close and I believe I could be quick on it early on.

“At Ducati I have a good relationship with Gigi [Dall'Igna] and other guys. They know my level and how we developed the Aprilia in Superbike. So that's got some future in it and would appeal to me too.”

Eugene, younger brother of PBM rider Michael, is a title runner-up in both the WSS and WSBK championships. He has won WSBK races for Yamaha, Aprilia and Suzuki.

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September 04, 2014 6:50 PM

I guess this confirms the Norge to Suzuki possibility as a non-possibility. Short of Yamaha coming back to SBK and scoring another ride, why stay there? I'd go to GP first chance I got as well, as long as it's at least one of the bikes mentioned.


September 04, 2014 7:13 PM

Well i guess that every option he have, will be interesting next year!! If he go to Honda, well an open bike that will be similar to forward Yamaha, with Honda factory engine has to be a good package, about handling no one complain!! For Ducati is expected a lot of stuff for next year, and Yamaha will take care of forward Team since they have a rider with potencial right there like Bradl, So Eugene you only have to choose what style will be better for you?? Eugene did well at Aprilia one Small bike so 4sure Honda will be nice for him but if i was Him i would go to Yamaha, i would learn a bit with Bradl and from this place if he does a good job has i expect from Laverty he will have better options maybe one place in Tech 3 Yamaha who knows.. I guess if he does well everythingh is possible... Moto 2??? I dont think he needs to go to that crasy class, that is better for this Ligth and young kids coming from Moto 3.. Laverty is ready for one chanllage in Motogp and step by step he will

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