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Laverty: “The grip in corner entry is incredible”

Laverty: “The grip in corner entry is incredible”

Eugene Laverty seems delighted by his new swingarm after the first day of Free Practice at the Motul TT Assen.

Eugene Laverty was like a kid with new shoes today as he put the new swingarm that he tested after the GP de Catalunya to good use. The POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar rider gathered some data with the older version during this morning's session before switching to the new one this afternoon, when he went a full second quicker, making more than favourable back-to-back comparisons that have given him optimism about the potential of the new material.

Eugene Laverty: “We were able to work with the new swingarm today but in the first session this morning I preferred to do a long run on the old one so that we could compare. The feeling with the new one was very positive and I could already feel the potential. Obviously we are not going to perform miracles in one day, we need to go step by step but the first impressions are positive and it gave me the stability and confidence I was looking for. The grip in corner entry is incredible. We improved considerably from one session to the other and managed to set some consistent laps. The bike is easier to ride now, I am more comfortable in the fast corners and I can follow other riders, which is useful for us to know exactly where we're at.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, FP2, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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