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Eugene Laverty


A 13-time race winner for three manufacturers in World Superbike, Eugene Laverty arrived in MotoGP just as older brother Michael was leaving.

While Micheal had battled an uncompetitive PBM, Eugene's first season in the top flight would also prove somewhat frustrating.

Much like team-mate Nicky Hayden, Laverty’s determined efforts couldn’t be faulted, but with the open Honda still no match for its Ducati and Yamaha counterparts, Laverty never found the sweet spot. Points’ finishes in four races would keep him on Hayden’s tail, but it’s a debut year he may want to strike from the record as he and the Aspar team switch to Ducati machinery for 2016.

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