WSS: Laverty expects level playing field

Eugene Laverty is confident he can maintain his good form when the World Supersport Championship ventures to South Africa for the first time in seven years.

The Parkalgar Honda rider arrives at Kyalami second in the standings after a finishing fourth at Monza, but lost further ground to leader Cal Crutchlow following his second win of the season.

Nonetheless, Laverty is fired up for another push in South Africa, a new circuit for him and most of his competitors.

“It is my first time here and I think it should be good,” he said. “As it is a new circuit for nearly all of the riders we have an extra practice session on Friday which will give us more time to learn the track and find a good setting.

“Ten Kate Honda is the only team to have tested here, so it is a fairly level playing field for us all. I think Kyalami will suit the Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR; it has a fantastic chassis and will cope well with the long corners where it really excels. I am looking forward to the race and I think we can do well here.”

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Le'Freak - Unregistered

May 16, 2009 6:51 AM

Good luck to all our lads and I'm sure Cal will be challenging at the front before this weekends out. I am really impressed with Laverty and the whole Parkalger outfit taking on the big lads on a relatively small udget. Darren you really have issues surrounding race, it would appear most people think of you as a nob why do you get so much pleasure from proving then right.


May 14, 2009 8:47 PM

keep up the Good work Norge ur riding great. lift the WSS title this year and the moto2 title next year. at 63kg with ablity 600 there must top teams looking to run him on moto 2. the Ulster fan need some 1 2 chear on at moto gp weeknd

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