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Laverty: A very bad day at the office

Eugene Laverty loses further ground in the 2012 World Superbike Championship standings after finishing seventh in race one and crashing out of race two.
Eugene Laverty has slipped 115.5 points behind his World Superbike Championship leading team-mate Max Biaggi in the overall standings after managing just a single seventh place finish at Misano.

The Irishman came into the races with high hopes after qualifying a season's best seventh, but struggled to mount a podium challenge in either race.

Finishing where he started in race one, Laverty was heading for a similar result in race two when he crashed out with five laps to go, completing a disappointing day for the Aprilia rider.

“It was a very bad day at the office. I finished a lowly seventh in race one and then crashed out of race two. We chose the wrong front tyre and it didn't offer enough grip in the higher temperature. We have a test coming up in Aragon so we'll work hard to get back on the pace of the front guys.”



Tagged as: Eugene Laverty , Aprilia , Misano

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Laverty, Race1, Misano WSBK 2012
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Davies and Laverty, Race1, Misano WSBK 2012
Laverty and Davies, Race1, Misano WSBK 2012
Laverty, Race1, Misano WSBK 2012
Laverty after crash, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 1 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 1 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 1 2014
Eugene Laverty, Aragon WSBK Race 1 2014

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Gaz - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 11:32 AM

I very much doubt that Eugene's bike is of a lower spec than Max's as was Leon's before him. The Aprilia just suits Max down to the ground and he is the only one who can really make it work. Max is a 4 time World Champion and even at 40yrs of age, he is showing his true class.

Elite - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 11:43 AM

I guess Davies bike is closer to Biaggi's than Eugene's then. Well it's closer to Biaggi's in the races anyaway, since he beat Laverty in race 1, lol. Using the argument that Laverty is somehow disadvantaged makes no sense to me, as it suggests that Aprilia do not want the manufacturer's title.



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