WSBK » No Aprilia for Laverty, Suzuki beckoning?

Runner-up Eugene Laverty looks set to stay in World Superbikes next season after all, the Irishman riding a Suzuki before moving to MotoGP with the manufacturer in 2015.

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November 04, 2013 1:26 PM

The talk is all of Suzuki "moving" to MotoGP in 2015, but that does not necessarily mean they will abandon WSBK at the end of 2014. So if Lowes or Laverty (or both) go with Suzuki to MotoGP there could still be a Suzuki ride for Camier in WSBK if they can keep him happy in the meantime.


November 04, 2013 2:35 PM

it's not a bad deal for eugene, staying on a factory Aprillia would have given him a real chance of the the title in 2014 but once that wasn't possible this is the best he could have hoped for. If he could win a race or 2 next year it would be fantastic and to be on a motogp factory Suzuki in 2015 would be phenomenal achievement for him. Not being Spanish or Italian or american is a disadvantage in motogp. It costs alot of money to run these teams so they undoubtedly have to consider factors other than a rider's talent when hiring. He may never win a race or even get a podium in motogp on that Suzuki but to even get that far is great.


November 04, 2013 3:01 PM

Further to my first post : I'm not saying Camier is unhappy because he deserves the ride, I'm saying he's unhappy because Denning & himself had a Gents agreement for next year that's been broken, which would nark me if I was in his shoes.


November 04, 2013 3:17 PM

I suspect Suzuki might be waving a carrot of some sort, leaving Fixi Ctescent with a choice - extra funding and secure a quality rider, or retain a quality rider without extra funding.

I like Camier a lot, but I can see why they've gone down this route... I just hope he can get a good ride in WSBK because a return to BSB would be just disappointing.

That said, the situation is a bit rich given the rather vicious rebuttal Guintoli got for doing something similar to Fixi last season...

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