WSS: Laverty hails second win of season

Eugene Laverty has described his victory in the fourth round of the World Supersport Championship as the best race he has ever won after coming out on top in a thrilling final lap exchange at Assen.

The Parkalgar Honda rider was in contention for victory from the start, but was embroiled in a race-long fight with Joan Lascorz, among others, before Cal Crutchlow caught up to make it a three-way battle.

Sitting behind Lascorz with just one lap of the Dutch circuit remaining, Laverty was briefly pushed down to third by a charging Crutchlow before snatching the position back when his rival was baulked when trying to overtake Lascorz.

Laverty's attempt at wresting the position of the Spaniard proved to be more successful, and spectacular, though as he drifted out wide on the penultimate bend to slip up the inside of the Kawasaki on the final corner hairpin.

With Lascorz having no time to respond and Crutchlow unable to do anything from his position, Laverty scrambled across the finish line for his second WSS win of the season.

“That was the best race I've ever won and it is important for the Championship. It was a tough race and I beat a lot of very good riders so I know we can be strong.

“I have to say a big thank you to my team as all the guys have worked really hard and I'm glad to repay them with a race win. I'm now second in the Championship just six points off the lead so that will be my next goal.”

With Laverty the first rider to score a second win this season, Parkalgar Honda team-mate Simon Buckmaster was thrilled with his rider's success.

“That was an amazing race. I'm pleased with what we have achieved as we are the only 2009 CBR600 to win a race. Mark Woodage, Eugene's Crew Chief, and his team have worked really hard and it is now paying off.”

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Racefan - Unregistered

April 27, 2009 9:39 AM

No "darren" you feckin moron, you're the @rsehole that's bringing politics into it. I tried to explain the situation as politely as possible but obviously anything even vaguely polite or reasoned just cannot make it's way into your thick skull. As a resident of Northen Ireland, Eugene is fully entitled to race under the Tricolour if he wishes. He's made it quite plain that he'd happily fly the jolly rodger on the podium if they'd let him but there has to be a national identity so that's what he chooses. Just a pity that such a fantastic win has to be spoiled by stupid pathetic small minded bigots like you.

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