On a day when his main World Superbike Championship rivals failed to make it onto the rostrum, Eugene Laverty was able to take advantage to haul himself back into title contention with a pair of podiums at Silverstone.

Starting from a career-first pole position, Laverty endured an eventful day as he attempted to ride around tricky weather conditions without risking a third DNF in as many races.

Indeed, though Laverty would slip back into the chasing pack in both race one and race two as he sought confidence from the Aprilia RSV4, late charges would see him salvage a second place and a third place.

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A good haul of points to close the gap to team-mate Sylvain Guintoli in the standings to 36 points, Laverty was happy with his day's work.

"These were two really difficult races but I'm happy with a double podium after the ups and downs in Moscow. The riders in front of me took on a tricky track bravely and maybe in Race 2 I could have aimed for a bit of a better result since I was quite fast on the dry asphalt."