First points of 2014 for Laverty

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Round ten of the MotoGP™ World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway saw Michael Laverty score points for the first time in 2014.

Indeed with Laverty finishing 14th at round ten and his Paul Bird Motorsport colleague Broc Parkes crossing the line 15th, it was the first time ever in PBM's three year tenure in MotoGP that both the team’s riders had scored points in the same race.

Laverty enthused, “Finally I've got some points on the board! It was a tough race but I enjoyed it, I caught up to Colin Edwards mid race but couldn't get past, I had the pace to catch up to a couple of other riders but I just couldn't find a way through on Colin, his Yamaha engine has more power than us and it makes life difficult. I will fly home happy as I feel this is a difficult circuit for our bike yet we as a team managed to find a good set up and pull off a strong performance today.”

Parkes added, “It's been another hard weekend but it’s worked out well in the end. I was a little detuned after the crash and couldn't stay with the pace of the group in front. It's all about scoring points and we achieved that again and for Michael to score points too is a fantastic achievement for our small team.”

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