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Laverty: “We need more performance”

Laverty: “We need more performance”

Eugene Laverty left the Phillip Island test in 19th overall lamenting a lack of pace, but hoping to be fully fit for the Qatar test.

The adverse weather conditions were the last thing the Aspar Team needed at Phillip Island, with Laverty unable to complete the extensive plan of work they had scheduled. Although there were some positives as Laverty has been able to gather more data and improve his physical condition following his hand injury at Sepang, and he is hopeful of being back to 100% in time for the crucial final test of preseason. His best time on the final day was 1’31.055, which was good enough for 19th. His best time of the test came on the second day, a 1’30.617, which meant he was 19th on the combined timesheets, 1.486s off the pace of the leading rider over the three days Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar).

Riders and teams will be back on track for the final official preseason test in Qatar on the 2nd-4th March.

Eugene Laverty: “Like yesterday I continued to build my confidence on the bike today and now we are working through some chassis settings to see how we can make it more suited to my style. I feel that we understand the way for the future but right now we need more performance. I don't like being this far down the order, that's for sure, but at least today my body feels better. After yesterday I felt pretty beaten up, but today I feel physically much better so hopefully by Qatar I can be fully fit and ready for it.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T3, Eugene Laverty, Aspar Team MotoGP, #AusTest

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