WSS: Laverty set to stay at Parkalgar

Eugene Laverty is set to stay with Parkalgar Honda for the 2010 World Supersport season after a successful first year
Eugene Laverty is on the verge of re-signing with Parkalgar Honda for 2010 as he bids to win the World Supersport title he just missed out on in his maiden season.

Laverty finished runner-up to Cal Crutchlow in this year's standings after a season-long battle that came down to the wire in Portimao.

Although Laverty was tipped to follow Crutchlow by graduating to the Superbike category, or switch to the newly formed Moto2, a team spokesman confirmed he is poised to be confirmed as remaining with the Portuguese team for a second season.

Laverty won four races – at Qatar, Assen, Kyalami and Portimao - on the way to second position in the overall standings, his success helping him finish the season as the highest-placed Honda rider, ahead of Ten Kate.

Laverty is set to be joined by local rider Miguel Praia, who will start his third season with the team after finishing 15th overall this year. Others already confirmed to the World Supersport grid in 2010 include third and fourth place finishers Kenan Sofuoglu and Joan Lascorz.

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November 03, 2009 6:12 PM

@Wosideg Perhaps you're right.. maybe we are being too kind to Eugene - I guess the real reason he hasn't gone to Moto2 is because unlike the majority of Spaniards and Italians in 250 he doesn't have the sponsorship backing to buy himself a top ride in the series. That's where the real bull$hit is - in a nepotistic "world" championship that is bankrolled and monopolised by a corporation and dominated in all classes by riders of certain nationalities. your point about good ole Bazza is well made but he only made it because in his day determination, talent and being very very savvy counted for a lot more than big personal sponsors.

tardozzi - Unregistered

November 03, 2009 4:53 PM

laverty knows whats goin on ?? this lad has experience of moto gp 250s where everything was promised , and nothing delivered , by the team he was riding for , so i guess hes waiting , wosidog its not that hes choosing a comfort zone, hes just choosing a team that will deliver on its promises, ie a competive bike

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