WSBK » Laverty turns tables to deny Guintoli double

Eugene Laverty completes Aprilia's perfect start to the 2013 World Superbike Championship season by beating team-mate Sylvain Guintoli to victory in race two.

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Friction at Aprilia - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 5:26 AM

Eugene had to win that second race.

After taking it upon himself to declare he is number 1 rider at Aprilia he had egg on his face after race 1 by nearly getting dusted by Fabrizio on lesser machinery.

Considering how much longer he has had on that bike he should've won both races as it was Sylvain's first race of the year.
Sylvain will get even stronger as the year goes on.

What is for sure is the we are in for some spectacular racing.


February 24, 2013 6:55 AM
Last Edited 147 days ago

Great race by Aprilia both Guinters and Laverty. great to see them both ahead in championship.
@Friction at Aprilia
can you please tell me where you got the information that Eugene took it upon himself to declare that he is no.1 at Aprilia. i really doubt that is the way it works, but maybe you have some inside information?
And by the way was everybody not on their first race of the year or have i missed a round?
if you are referring to his first year on the aprilia, this is guintolis 4th+ season in wsbk, not to mention moto gp, bsb, 250 gp. he should be(and is) well up to the job. its not as if Laverty got beat in race 1 by a rookie. sounds to me like you are just one of the many on here who are too happy to try to knock Eugene. well a 1st and second is hard to knock, for both of them.


February 24, 2013 8:18 AM

Considering most fans prefer SBK racing to GP racing not much talk about it here, and what's worse channel 10 sports didn't even mention it, a world series event didn't get a word while much lesser events got plenty of cover. So it would seem SBK is a non event.
Great racing in all classes.
Aprilia 123 in the first race and the podium with three different tricolour flags got to be a first.
Hope Carlos has a speedy recovery.

Rob w - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 8:46 AM

Great racing

BUT, is it only me who can't find any WSS stories? it doesn't have a category and it doesn't appear under WSB, you're only hope is if it is flashed under the editors choice!!!!!!

rod99 - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 8:51 AM

So many people comment and their bias towards certain riders makes the comments so funny, I spose thats why the sire is entertaining.


lol nice comment try and be diplomatic, you wouldn't want to alienate anyone would you, especially as this will happen all year and you'll need the sympathy vote then.. Why not quote Laverty's riding history?

The fact is he has had a whole season on the bike previously and has been beaten/matched by a guy on his first outing, give credit where its due ffs.


February 24, 2013 9:10 AM
Last Edited 1079 days ago

its ok Rod 99! if you wheely wheeely want me to take sides, i am a Laverty Fan! but mostly a world superbike fan or any good racing for that matter, which is why i wasnt just trying to be diplomatic, i was giving my honest opinion. i was giving credit where it was due. Guintoli deserves HUGH credit, i was just pointing out specifically to you...oh sorry... i mean friction at Aprilia.......( i'd say ye would get on wheely well together!)....that there was no shame in Laverty being beaten by a rider of Guintoli's class in race one.
anyhoe, i hate when bike racing begins to sound like football fans taking senseless pops at the opposition, just because they are the oposition.
nice prediction on the season. you should head to the bookies straight away with a solid prediction like that

rod99 - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 9:18 AM

Strange see because if i was as straight down the line as you say you are, my comment would have been something along the lines of.

Im a massive Laverty fan gutted he lost the first but brilliant in the second, fair play to Guinters to be able to do that with the bike already, thats impressive!

But in all fairness you didnt do a Stoner fan and slate riders out of pure hate, so fair play to you, and good luck to Lav.

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