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Laverty: “I was putting pressure on my forearms”

Laverty: “I was putting pressure on my forearms”

Eugene Laverty experienced arm-pump issues that hindered him during the race at the #SpanishGP, eventually finishing in 18th.

Eugene Laverty did not have his best day in Jerez. The Irishman made a very important improvement during the warm-up session and so he started the race with more grip, but changes in geometry excessively overloaded his forearms later in the race. The Aspar MotoGP Team rider concluded in 18th. 

Eugene Laverty:
"Yesterday evening we did not have a good feeling, with the lack of traction, so this morning we made some changes in the warm-up session. Thanks to that we greatly improved the set-up of the bike, I managed to have more grip and be more consistent. This allowed me to start the race very well and safely at first. The changes made have helped us gain grip but affected the geometry of the bike. So we carried a lot of weight on the rear and every time we accelerated strongly the front needed a lot of control, so my arms were overworked. From the sixth lap I started to notice that I was putting pressure on my forearms. I was able to control pain for ten laps but when the bike started to slide in the final part of the race, it was almost impossible for me to ride. We have discovered how to improve the grip, which is something positive, but now we need a more balanced bike to avoid overuse of the forearms."

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, RAC, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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