WSBK » WSS: Laverty closes with third win

Eugene Laverty moves to within eleven points of the World Supersport Championship lead with a third victory of the year at Monza

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May 09, 2010 3:46 PM
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Actually Kenan was better off the line, but Laverty always goes deeper into the first turn. Kenan was too conservative there into the first turn (as always) and I feel it cost him a shot at victory. Eugene rode very well. Kenan just lost too much time to him trying to battle it out with Lascorz in the first 3 laps. Other than that, Kenan and Eugene were pretty much even-stevens on pace. Anyway, the championship is coming together again with both Kenan and Eugene closing the gap to Lascorz.

gregin8er - Unregistered

May 09, 2010 8:43 PM

It might be a bit early, but I wonder if Eugene knows what he wants to do next year. He will surely have good offers for Superbikes and Moto 2.
Would love to see him in Moto 2 personally, think he could really challenge for the title there.

D.J - Unregistered

May 09, 2010 9:28 PM

gregin8er i was just thinking the same thing as he was smokein the field! were will norg go. and his team will they continue in supersport or move up to the SBK. i dont think they will go to Moto2 as they tune and build bike, for various other teams. thats what they are about. i do think there will be a couple of factory rides available next year, who will fill them? if things are the same as last year it looks like he will get 3 in a row, Norge is pritty fast in Kilamy.


May 10, 2010 4:42 AM

I think Eugene has some unfinished business in the GP paddock and it would be nice to see him in Moto2. Actually, it would be good to see both him and Sofuolu in Moto2.

From a couple of articles it is said that outside of Elias not many guys are getting paid in Moto2 - most have to actually bring money and sponsors. It may be hard for Eugene to turn down a good offer in WSBK. Super Glue had a right ol' miserable time in WSBK so I don't think he's going back but I would think Ten Kate is paying him decent in WSS. But who knows?


May 10, 2010 5:43 AM

I remember at the beginning of last season, Phillip Island, one of the commentators offhandedly praising Laverty for moving down to WSS in order to move back up into GP . . . then condemning Sofuoglu to a permanent role in WSS, saying "He proved last season he just won't make it anywhere else." It's always crazy to me how the ebb and flow of certainty about racing talent unfolds.

Mr D Bacle - Unregistered

May 10, 2010 9:54 AM

Not sure if it was planned or just opportunism but Eugene's sweep around the first corner(s) was pure genius! Again, he made his rivals look as if they were half asleep during the first lap.

There's nothing wrong with him staying in WSS for a year or two more. He has a good bike & team and travelling the world winning races, so I won't rush to change that situation.

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