WSBK » Laverty primed for battle as he surpasses Biaggi

Eugene Laverty scores his fifth World Superbike podium of the season to take third in the standings from Max Biaggi.

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Pedroner - Unregistered

October 03, 2011 10:42 AM

Was gutted for Eugene yesterday. He had 2nd sewn up in both races, but he definitely seems to be a bit harder on the rear tyre than most. Melandri has grip aplenty towards the end, whereas for Eugene it seems the races are about 5 laps too long. Still a great debut year!

motogpaprillia - Unregistered

October 03, 2011 10:26 PM

Wow 3rd in his 1st year, to think this time last year he had never ridden a 1000cc motorcycle and now he has beaten everyone but 2 moto gp legends. I'd say thats the rookie of the decade.


October 04, 2011 12:41 PM


I think the rookie of the decade was Spies in SBK. Melandri has never rode an 1000cc SBK machine too, and he's 2nd in the championship. Altough the 3 situations are hardly comparable and I agree that Laverty has a very very successful rookie year.

to be sure - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 3:33 PM

reas way better than laverty,he just never rode a really good bike yet,if laverty was on the honda he would be way down the field,but an impressive debut for eugene indeed

Top of the morn - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 7:14 PM

To be sure?? Sure you be hard to cREAsher will keep honda parts dept busy no recession there!!. Nothing wrong with the Honda it's the lad who's piloting it. He needs to mature. An ole Irish saying a bad workman blames his tools!!!

goodbye rossi - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 9:57 AM

3rd in the championship because the main contenders have been injured.

He's been on the podium very little to say he's third but that's how the cookie crumbles. Look at how long Rossi was 4th in standings even though he'd only been 3rd once and was 6 or 7th most races.

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