Eugene Laverty says the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki is working very well around the Losail international Circuit, despite losing track time with a technical issue in FP3.

A day of mixed fortunes for the Irishman, competing in his final WSBK event before moving on to WSBK, Laverty was fastest of all in FP2, only to sit out FP3 after his bike developed an electronics problem.

Nonetheless, Laverty feels the Qatari circuit was 'built' for the GSX-R1000 and is confident he can look forward to a strong Superpole and races.

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"The Suzuki works really well around this circuit as we expected: It flows and with only really one tight-corner it's built for the GSX-R. In the second practice, lap-times were coming really easily, we went fastest and then unfortunately in the final practice we had an electronics problem, didn't get a single lap-in and we dropped down to fifth.

"Going by the second practice we are looking really strong so it would be nice to finish the year with a good Superpole for a change and try and get on that podium come Sunday."