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Laverty disappointed with Brno results

Eugene Laverty admits he is disappointed with his results in the Czech Republic, despite claiming a pair of top five finishes.
Eugene Laverty says he isn't satisfied with a pair of fifth place finishes during the eighth round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Brno, claiming he was losing significant time in a straight-line.

The Irishman started both races from the front row, but while good starts would see him as high as second initially, he would eventually be bumped down to fifth.

Enduring a fairly lonely day a comfortable distance behind Michel Fabrizio in both races, though the results signal Laverty's sixth and seventh top six finishes in ten races, he was hoping to have made it onto the podium at least once.

"Today wasn't the best day for me, I had hoped to do much better,” he said. “I had to settle for two fifth places when I could have done more. I was struggling with power, and getting up straight line speed. I was on the same pace as the top riders but losing time on straights even though I was riding to the limit.

“Considering the circumstances, the result wasn't too bad. We need to pull out the data and investigate to understand where we can improve and be stronger for Silverstone."



Tagged as: Brno , Eugene Laverty

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

July 11, 2011 9:01 AM

@Assen 03 - yes the Yamaha of Melandri did look as fast as Biaggis bike, but based on how loose it was on corner entry it looked like he was having to ride it harder. @What was wrong - if Laverty thinks he had a power / speed problem - in the absence of any info to the contrary I would beleive him. he lost ground early on and late in the race was running the same lap times as the top two. Whatever the problem - considering he had only ridden 250's and 600's until this year I think he has exceeded my expectations even though he has not exceeded his own.



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