Eugene Laverty wants to return to the winner's circle in the latest round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen after a disappointing outing at Valencia.
The Irishman arrived in Spain on a high after his superb victory in Qatar, but would find himself caught out at Valencia by the changeable weather conditions, Laverty eventually crossing the line in ninth position.
Currently third in the standings, Laverty is excited to be returning to Assen, a circuit that he claims 'suits him'. Following his difficult weekend in Valencia, he is eyeing a return to the top of the podium.
“I'm really looking forward to this weekend,” he said. “I've raced at Assen in 2007 and 2008 when I competed in the 250 GPs. We learned more about our chassis at Valencia and that will help our development and keep our speed advantage. We never stand still. The track suits me and I'm ready for the challenge, I want to go out there and win.”
With Parkalgar Honda team-mate Miguel Praia finishing outside the points in Valencia, team manager Simon Buckmaster vows that their worst weekend of the season has now occurred.
“We are only 11 points off the Championship lead and I know we have as good a chance as anyone to win. We had a tough one at Valencia but that has to be our worst race of the year and now we move on full of confidence for Assen.
“Miguel was disappointed with his result in Valencia as the conditions were half wet and half dry he struggled a little. Assen is a good track for him and I'm hope he will realise his potential and pull off a top 10. As for Eugene he is going all out for a win.”