Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty endured a frustrating weekend at the Motorland Aragon Circuit after bike issues forced the Irish rider into survival mode for the majority of the two races.
Despite scoring solid top ten finishes in both races, Laverty was mainly dissatisfied with how his bike turned and braked into corners saying: “It was impossible to overtake as the bike wouldn’t turn or break into the corner.”
The Irish rider had podium aspirations ahead of the weekend, however he will instead look forward to Monday’s test in the hope he can solve the bikes problems.
“The test couldn’t have come at a better time for us, there is something underlying as we have turned the bike upside down but still couldn’t find the problem. I hope to get to the bottom of the issue because I cant race like this.”
Ahead of the next round in Assen, Laverty accepted that he probably wont have the pace for the front guys but admitted that its a track he enjoys and he will be hoping for a strong result.
“It’s a track where there is a lot of secrets, bank corners were it dips in so it makes it quiet difficult, it is also a physical track, you have got to know the secrets of the circuit, like the fast section in the final half of the track because that part upsets the bike if you move your body in the wrong direction. It’s a track I like because every time I go there I learn something new, hopefully I can drag my bike around there and maybe drag it to the podium.”
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