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Laverty on potential move into MotoGP™

Laverty on potential move into MotoGP™

Eugene Laverty could be set to move into MotoGP™ next year, according to the rider himself and further to a statement bidding him farewell and good luck from his current eni FIM Superbike World Championship team.

The Irishman could be ready to make the move into Grand Prix racing for the 2015 season, after six years in World Supersport and World Superbike competition.

Laverty has attended recent MotoGP races, supporting his brother Michael Laverty (Paul Bird Motorsport) and holding talks about his potential 2015 ride.

On Sunday at Misano he told, “I’ve been here at the last three GPs now. I have been here supporting Michael but I have also been speaking to some teams. It is difficult to size up Superbikes and MotoGP but there are definitely some strong options here.”

“It is starting to look likely that I will make the jump across here (to MotoGP), but nothing is done until it’s done. It’s been going on for the last few weeks and I think we all know that there is one rider that everyone is waiting for. Once his situation is confirmed the rest of us can fall into place.”

In a statement released on Tuesday (16th September), Laverty’s current WSBK team expressed their thanks to the rider, saying, ‘Voltcom Crescent Suzuki extends its thanks and best wishes to Eugene Laverty as he prepares to move to the MotoGP Championship for the 2015 season. A motivated and technically accomplished racer, Laverty has so far added two podiums to his Superbike tally this year taking his achievement to 33 to date - including a dramatic win on board his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R in the season opener at Phillip Island – and remains focused on his objective to remount the rostrum before the year draws to a close.’

The statement also quoted Laverty, commenting: “I’d like to thank everyone at Voltcom Crescent Suzuki for all their efforts this season. They’re an incredibly hard working team and we share the same desire to win. We started the year fantastically with a win first time out at Phillip Island, something nobody expected us to do. Even if the results haven't always come our way, I've really enjoyed working with the team and the GSX-R, there is so much potential there. We still have two rounds remaining and my aim is to climb back up on that rostrum before I move to MotoGP in 2015.”


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