Big crash ends Laverty’s day

“Just as I was pushing hardest I lost the back end, demolishing my RSV4” - Eugene Laverty.
Eugene Laverty endured a nightmare race day at Donington Park on Sunday.

Starting from twelfth, the Northern Irishman sunk to 15th after a technical problem with his Factory Aprilia in race one, which he then destroyed after a fast fall in race two.

“The crash was the worst possible way to end this weekend,” said Laverty. “After struggling in race one with a technical problem and finishing fifteenth, in the second race I didn't want to lose contact with the lead pack.

“Just as I was pushing hardest I lost the back end, demolishing my RSV4. Physically I'm fine, so all we can do is take a lesson from these problems and get back on track with the next round in America”.

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May 14, 2012 4:25 PM

I think he don't like that corner very much. He crashed at the same place one year ago, maybe during Superpole. It was a very weak weekend for him, but don't write him down yet. He scored top 5 places at the races before, and was on the podium at Assen and Monza. And yes, in front of Biaggi.

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