Laverty unfazed by 'number one' status

Laverty endured a tough start to 2012 following a heavy fall at Phillip Island and also had to overcome an electrical issue on his RSV4, which dogged the former World Supersport Championship runner-up for three rounds.

He began to make progress in the second part of the season and won his maiden race in Aprilia colours at Portimao in Portugal during a strong finish to the year.

After finishing sixth overall in the championship, Laverty topped the times at the final test prior to the winter ban to sign off on a high.

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January 09, 2013 5:23 PM

This lad have a very strong mind!! Laverty is very focus guy, he dont like bullsht just to ride, i like this on one rider Determination and Focus on target... 4sure i think the way Guintoli ride is more similar to Max Biaggi and Aprilia is a very conected with this riding Style.. But the true is this Laverty is the number 1 now he only need to prove that to Aprilia on the 1 part of the year beating Guintoli, if he can do this Aprilia will pay more atencion to Laverty requestes.. i dunno is caind hard this one i think Guintoli will be faster but defenatly Laverty have the spirit to fight for somethingh..

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