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Laverty joins Aprilia for 2012, 2013

Eugene Laverty pens a deal with Aprilia to ride an 'official' RSV-4 in the World Superbike Championship for 2012 and 2013.
Aprilia has confirmed Eugene Laverty will join its World Superbike Championship winning team in 2012 and 2013 after agreeing a two-year deal with the Irishman.

Laverty has been a revelation in his first season of Superbike racing this year, the Yamaha rider shrugging off his inexperience on the 1000cc machine to win both races at Monza, only his fourth event at WSBK level.

Scoring further podiums at Silverstone and Magny-Cours, Laverty, who has also qualified on the front row seven times this season, will end his maiden season in either third or fourth position overall.

Even so, Laverty's future has garnered much speculation in recent weeks following the confirmation that Yamaha would withdraw at the end of the 2011 season, with the man himself saying he hadn't sealed a deal heading into this weekend's final round at Portimao.

Nonetheless, though he was originally linked with BMW Italia, Aprilia has now released a brief statement to confirm that it has inked a deal with Laverty for the next two seasons.

Laverty's acquisition will see him receive an 'official' RSV-4 in 2012.



Tagged as: RSV-4 , Eugene Laverty , Aprilia , Yamaha

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Don-R

October 17, 2011 8:56 AM
Last Edited 914 days ago

Smaller body size may help, but I think perhaps that the Aprilia responds well to a very smooth and precise 250 GP-style riding technique, which Biaggi and Laverty both have. Camier is a bit more aggressive and looser on the bike, and the Aprilia seems easily unsettled by that kind of riding. I think Laverty's throttle control and smoothness on the bike might allow him to adapt to it a bit better than Leon.



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