WSBK » EXCLUSIVE Eugene Laverty - Q&A

“My aim is to win the WSBK championship and when that's achieved I would like to try a good MotoGP ride. Cal Crutchlow's doing a great job and has shown it's possible” - Eugene Laverty

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June 18, 2013 8:07 PM

Seems quite confident about himself.

He wouldn't cut it in motogp, the LCR 250cc machine he says was not competitive. Stoner won races on that.

World level is much tougher than WSBk, ask Ben Spies.


June 18, 2013 8:40 PM
Last Edited 57 days ago

Casey Stoner was on an Aprilia (LCR), Eugene was on a Honda (LCR) and I doubt he had the same support as Aoyama or Dani.

Plus he didn't do so bad against Marco Melandri who almost might have won in 2005. Eugene needs to stay where he's at though I think, you pretty much need to be anointed to get a more competitive bike in world class racing. GP racing is for the Spanish anyways, Cal is fast, but he doesn't have the political muster behind him to get him a #1 seat at a proper contender, and he would never have the 'tires' to last the race anyways. Where hes at right now is about as good as you can get.

Yamaha might be the team to beat next year though.


June 19, 2013 11:45 AM

Thanks Crash. Nice to see some quality journalism with your interview of Eugene and story on Chaz. Both of these guys are true riders and gentlemen. Pleasure to have met and chatted to both.

Would be great if Crash did a quality story on a different rider each week (not just the British / Irish guys), and let some of our lounge chair racers know the full story behind some of these riders. might stop them being d*ckheads (as Eugene calls them) and have them understand that if a rider does tell it like it is he is not making excuses!
Have a good weekend at Imola Norge - see you at S'stone.


June 22, 2013 3:50 AM

Great interview Crash.
I learn how to ride around problems if the bike is good but doesn't suit your style you have to find a way around it, not ride around in your poser style blaming the bike also the bit about interviews, was he having a dig at someone it sure screamed a certain someone to me,
Anyone who can't see who it was is surely blind to the truth.

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