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Laverty: “To be a second off the top, I am happy”

Laverty: “To be a second off the top, I am happy”

Eugene Laverty made a huge improvement on the final day of practice to finished just 1.091s behind the leader Marquez.

The Northern Irishman setting a 1.55.913 as he became more and more confident on his Aspar MotoGP Honda RC213V-RS.

Eugene Laverty:
“The goal was to improve the lap times tonight and get faster so to be a second off the top, I am happy with that but I didn't think it would leave me back in nineteenth position. So I have mixed feelings tonight - we are on the right path and I am satisfied but obviously I want more. We didn't make a great start yesterday but we have responded tonight, taking a big chunk out of the lap time and improving the feeling. We have also focused on our race pace tonight and we understand more about the performance of the tyre. We have done a lot of testing and Sunday night is my first race in MotoGP, I want to make sure I am ready. We have solved the problem we had last night with the front tyre and found an option that works better with my riding style. We have improved our lap time from the test and hopefully we can keep going in the same way tomorrow and qualify in a good position.”

MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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