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Laverty: “We can’t be happy with nineteenth on the grid”

Laverty: “We can’t be happy with nineteenth on the grid”

Eugene Laverty was disappointed with his grid position for Saturdays race, but feels he is making progress.

Laverty has debuted a new swingarm this weekend and has continued his work with his setup. Although very consistent and stable with used tyres, he did not manage to place higher up the order on new tyres. Despite starting from nineteenth on the grid, the Northern Irishman believes that his bike will be more consistent in the second half of the race than at recent rounds.

Eugene Laverty: “The bike worked well today with used tyres, but our times and our position in the qualifying session are not fantastic. In qualifying with my first tyre I set a good time, but couldn’t with the second. We gave everything we had, finishing as the top Open Honda, but still we are far behind. We can’t be happy with nineteenth on the grid, but it is the first time in the last few races that we can see a positive side. With the new swingarm we will be much more consistent in the second half of the race with used tyres, and the feeling with the bike is really positive. This track is not exactly a Honda circuit and maybe that's why we qualified so far back, but I'm convinced that from now on we will be more competitive in the race, both tomorrow and beyond. Now we have found the right balance and we can control the rear grip, and I’m sure that this will help us to have a good race tomorrow.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Q2, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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