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Laverty fired up for 2013 after brilliant Jerez test

'Honestly I didn't expect to go so fast but we made great progress with the front of the bike allowing me to push it more than ever' - Eugene Laverty
Eugene Laverty is already bristling with enthusiasm for 2013 after ending the year's final World Superbike test on top of the unofficial times.

The factory Aprilia rider clocked up almost 250 laps at Jerez on his RSV4 and set a new unofficial production bike lap record at Jerez with a searing time of 1m 40.185s with a time that left even the Northern Irishman surprised by his pace.

Laverty, whose new team-mate for 2013 in the works Aprilia team has been confirmed as Sylvain Guintoli, said: “This was a very good test for us and the lap time shows that. We did almost 250 laps in all.

“It was nice to set the fastest lap so we can go into the winter break in a good mood.

“Honestly I didn't expect to go so fast but we made great progress with the front of the bike allowing me to push it more than ever.

“We're all set for next season.”

Guintoli, who takes over from the now retired world champion Max Biaggi, finished with the fourth fastest time behind fellow Aprilia rider Michel Fabrizio on the Red Devils Roma machine.





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looey - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 10:38 AM

@me I would strongly disagree with your opinion that he is overrated! Do you think that he also lucked the double on the yamaha in his first season on a wsbk? And lucked eight wins at world supersport level. He outscored the current world champion for the second half of the season just ended. Unusual timing too to call him overrated and waste of a good ride a couple of days after he sets an unoffical Superbike lap record! what was it, some where near .4 off the moto gp lap record?

Damien IE - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 1:37 PM

@me rewing to when he was in 250GP's on underpowered funded bike look what he did in world supersport look what he did 1st year in WSBK on R1 1st half of the year on the RSV-4 was hampered by well publicised software issues that got resolved and how he finished off the year if you looked at him on a bike you could not say anything other than quality, the guy has talent and hopefully he'll shine as Aprilia's No1 has retired Name any of Max's teammates that shone when he stole all the limelight



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