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Laverty: “I was consistently fighting until I went down”

Laverty: “I was consistently fighting until I went down”

Eugene Laverty unfortunately crashed out of the Motul TT Assen after fighting for the Open class win.

Laverty also got involved in battle for best Open rider. A new swingarm for the Northern Irishman allowed him to be more consistent and today he was a tough opponent for his rivals, until on Lap 16 he lost the front at Turn 10 and crashed out.

Eugene Laverty: "Today we fought for victory in the Open class, but unfortunately it was only in fifteenth position. The important thing is that I was consistently fighting until I went down. I pushed very hard, and in fact my fastest lap came just before the crash. We had some problems with the front, and I lost it at Turn 10 when accelerating. We’d had several warnings on similar corners, and it was just an unfortunate crash. We have done a great job this weekend with the new swingarm, and we can see that it has great potential and allows us to be consistent. We need to work on it, because when improve one area we get worse in others. This is my first crash in a race this year; it hasn’t been a great weekend, so we will try to change our luck in Germany."

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

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