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USA WSBK: Laverty keen to carry momentum to Laguna

Following his double victory last time out in Turkey, Eugene Laverty is confident he can continue his momentum on the series' return to Laguna Seca.
Eugene Laverty is predicting an 'exciting end to the season' if he can maintain the momentum from his potentially crucial double victory last time out in Turkey as the World Superbike Championship prepares to return to Laguna Seca.

A critical performance at a time when Laverty's title hopes had appeared to be fading following a number of costly crashes, Laverty is now 26 points adrift of leader Tom Sykes with three rounds and six races remaining.

An unfamiliar circuit for the Irishman, Laverty is nonetheless confident in his chances Stateside aboard the factory Aprilia RSV4.

“I've only ever seen Laguna Seca on television. It appears to be quite a technical track and it will be important to do my homework ahead of the race weekend. We're coming off the back of two very strong races in Istanbul and this gives me confidence going into the next round.

“A repeat performance of our double victory will be difficult but it won't stop us from trying! There are still four riders in the title fight so we're set for an exciting end to the season.”




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looey

September 25, 2013 8:54 PM

@ shpongled One of your last comments about Laverty I remember was something along the lines of "yawn. underachieving matey. Get some results and I'll listen!" Has the double win since you made the comment made you "listen". I think you also said "How many times out-paced by Guinters? Too many!!!!!" Dunno about that one either! I like guintolli but apart from being ahead of laverty on points I dont think he has been out paced by him too many times. A win ratio of 1:6 would suggest this too.

TalentFan

September 25, 2013 4:42 PM

Thing is schpongled - he is FAST. As the old mantra goes " a fast guy can learn to crash less but you can't make a slow guy fast". Guinters has done a great job and I like him and rate him. But it seems Laverty has the edge on Guinters on outright speed. That outright pace is generally an attractive trait to prospective teams ( as long as the rider doesn't crash it every time out lol). Seems though that the way Dorna are screwing it up so far that there could be a lot of international quality riders with nowhere near enough half decent rides to be had. MotoGP has 4 (sewn up) rides worth having. WSBK seems to be haemorrhaging top teams and struggling to make grids. At this rate BSB could end up with a top quality international field of WC refugees. It's already the best televised bike race series and getting better while Dorna continue to feck up theirs.



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