WSBK » Laverty: This is still my learning year


The Irishman won only his seventh - and eighth - career races aboard a Superbike machine after two fighting rides at Monza.

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Hemmy - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 11:40 AM

There is no reason why Laverty cant go to moto gp next year and do well. Cal has proven that you dont need x amount of championships or wins to be able to cut it in moto gp.

I suppose it depends on when, or if, a seat becomes available in moto gp and whether he will stay loyal to Yamaha if an opportunity arises. Best of luck to him i say.

Don-R

May 18, 2011 11:46 AM

I would think his 250 GP experience would be pretty good training though: good throttle control, high corner speed, etc. I think he would transition pretty well to MotoGP if and when his chance comes.

That said, it's hard to see where Yamaha would find a spot for him anytime soon. Edwards is riding well, Cal's just starting out on a 2-yr deal, and Tech 3 are already lining up Bradl for a promotion, along with a wedge of Dorna cash.

More likely that Yamaha Europe will want to keep him in WSBK for another year to have a shot at the title.

wr86 - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 1:14 PM

He's got a good head on his shoulders.

Even if he believes he can move on to motogp soon it's always best to promise less and over perform.

Nice talented humble rider, quickly becoming one of my favorite Brits. Seems a lot like Davies in attitude and race craft. Great to see them both show their form now that they have quality rides.

Alan - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 4:01 PM

Don R mentioned that Yamaha are lining up Bradl for moto gp, why the hell are they intrested in this guy, ok he has clicked with the bike he is on this year but where was he the few years before that?, he was a mid field rider at best, maybe got into the top ten the odd time.

Eugene has been winning races for years now in supersport and if he had a little support from honda he would have won the championship, it makes u wonder why honda overlooked him for a castrol honda ride, they decided to take on xaus who has been the biggest failure in wsb for years now and continues to be.

Alan - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 4:06 PM

@ wr86, Eugene is not a brit, he's irish, Northern Irish people have a choice between being Irish or British, when u call him a brit your disrespecting him and his nationality, try to remember that.

trigger - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 4:20 PM

Alan, sorry but you are wrong. Northern Irish people ARE British. You cannot change someones nationallity becuase of opinion. Laverty classes himself as british but chooses to have the Irish flag against his name, and thats purely for political reasons, nothign else, and certainly because he doesnt see himself as British. Your the one disrespecting him, no one else, try to remember that.

Don-R

May 18, 2011 4:22 PM

@ Alan

"it makes u wonder why honda overlooked him for a castrol honda ride"

I think because TK Honda were short of cash at the time and Xaus brought personal sponsorship. Good thing too for Eugene because the last thing he needs is to be handicapped like Rea with one of those TK bikes. The Yam is a much better ride.

tardozzi - Unregistered

May 18, 2011 5:20 PM

well said don r.he is lucky not to be riding that honda.hes got a bright future ahead no matter where he goes,a couple of years in wsbk will do him
no harm at all,hes got a good racing head on him and loads of talent and a big set too, (all three brothers are coming home to the northwest 200 this weekend to do a load of demo laps? along with a certain freddie spencer ,should be fun,and i take michael for the biggest wheelie)at the fastest s/bike race in the world

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