WSBK Misano: Laverty targeting podium at Misano

Suzuki's Eugene Laverty is eyeing more podium glory at Misano following his return to the rostrum last time out in Malaysia.
Eugene Laverty says he setting his sights on another podium at Misano after returning to the World Superbike Championship rostrum last time out at Sepang.

Following a torrid few races since his victory for Voltcom Crescent Suzuki at Phillip Island back in February, Laverty made the most of an improved showing in Malaysia to claim a third place finish in the first race.

It is a result that gives him greater confidence coming to Italy, not least because he feels he is now getting to grips with the Suzuki GSX-R1000 machinery

"Our podium finish at Sepang gave us a much needed boost after such a tough run of late. We're really beginning to understand what I need from this bike and so I feel that we can be strong over the next few rounds.

“My aim is to finish on the podium again in Misano and keep working our way back towards the top step. I'm targeting a race win before the summer break to bring Voltcom Crescent Suzuki back where we belong."

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June 19, 2014 7:03 PM

Laverty allready Won without any help and if we wach is package you can only speack good about him!! The Gsxr is not a bad motorcycle in fact still have strong points but is not one Factory motorcycle and everybody knows that to beat Kawasaki or Aprilia is almost impossible, they invest a lot of money and are worcking 100%, then we still have Ducati that is also factory but i think Laverty will manage to beat them until the final of the year.. I wish Laverty good luck for this race, aim shure will be a good track for him... Hope to wach him in 2015 with Suzuki but in Motogp this is what he deserve...


June 20, 2014 3:38 PM

I am obviously not talking about every podium he's gotten, c'mon people. Specifically referring to the last one he mentioned in the article, how can it be argued that it was not due to attrition? Agree that Aprilia is a better bike, but remember he rode that too and was not consistent enough to be a top threat until late in the season. As I said, I like Laverty and think he has talent, but he lacks consistency.

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