Aprilia has confirmed the status of new signing Eugene Laverty for the 2012 World Superbike Championship season.

The 25-year-old Irishman, who finished fourth in his debut WSBK campaign with Yamaha, has now been confirmed as Max Biaggi's team-mate at the factory Aprilia Racing team.

Laverty, who has signed a two-year Aprilia deal, therefore takes the place of Leon Camier.

Double 2011 race winner Laverty was fastest on his RSV4 debut at the recent Portimao test.

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You GuYs forget to' easy the talent and the power of the rive Times world Champ!
Max will be' super strong in the 2012 watt and see.
Laverty can only hope that Max will retire soon.