WSBK » Laverty not giving up on 2012 title dreams

Eugene Laverty admits frustration led to his early exit at Donington Park, but is confident he can turn his 2012 World Superbike season around.

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May 23, 2012 9:36 AM

Electronics confused and not giving him enough power... Hayden the other week with the bike not knowing where it was on the track so wouldn't deliver the power....

Is this really what racing is about. Power should be delivered by the man twisting the throttle, not some bloody computer.

Buddner - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 10:11 AM

It will take alot of hard work and good luck to have a chance to finish in the top 3 at the end of the year, but no better man to give it a go, Good luck Eugene

bill - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 11:38 AM


Your so right, this is why we have to limit electronics you cannot tell now if it's the rider or computer that's the winners advantage.

bill - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 2:07 PM


Biaggi on a new bike and team, no data, or several years of Aprilia experience, and no preferential treatment.

OH sorry i meant Laverty.

Fairman - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 2:35 PM

Before season everybody opined that Laverty will be championship contender ant everybody opined he will easily beat Biaggi. Now you see the truth. Laverty is great rider, but Biaggi is real legend. Maybe Aprilia and Biaggi in SBK are like Ducati and Stoner in Motogp. Because all other riders except Biaggi (Stoner) failed with Aprilia (Ducati).

Locky - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 10:42 PM

History tells us that Italian teams treat their second riders like the poor relation, that said Laverty has the smarts to learn.
Biaggi is a great experienced champion, if a truly obnoxious human being,himself and Melandri have shown their experience in making their way to the top of WSBK.
If Aprilia are serious about selling a customer RSV4 to teams, and we must assume they are, they need to have several potential winners on the bike, to include the bike Chaz Davis is out on.
Perhaps the Aprilia engineers didnt do as much homework as BMW over the winter?

twissta - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 2:48 AM

As we have embarked to the 20th century, electronics have slowly crept into everything we do. Now it has a staple in our motorsports, that we all must get used too, I think, laverty is a great rider and maybe asking to much of himself? anyway as we can see when the electronics go bad, it does't matter if your a great rider or not because the bike won't repond they way you want it too. Some teams get it right, some maufactureres get it right and sometime that #$%#@ don't work at all and it put's added anxiety and frustration on the rider....

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