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Laverty: “I've ridden long ago in 250GP"

Laverty: “I've ridden long ago in 250GP'

A crash in Assen had Ireland’s Eugene Laverty fall out of contention for top Open class rider, an unfortunate end after a promising start.

With a straight of under 800 meters, Sachsenring is a track all about the handling and turning of the bike. This should suit Laverty’s Open Honda well as the German track does not require high top end speed. Laverty has ridden at the track before, but back in 2008 and on a 250cc bike, a world apart from his current 1000cc MotoGP™ machine.

The Irishman is just one point behind Aspar Team MotoGP teammate Nicky Hayden in the standings. It was a tricky start to the season for Laverty but more time on the bike as well as a new swing arm have seen him emerge as yet another challenger for the Open class victory.

Eugene Laverty: “Sachsenring is the final round before the summer break and so a good result is important before the time off. There's nothing worse than suffering a bad race and having to wait a month to put things right! It's another circuit that I've ridden long ago in 250GP but never on a 1000cc bike so I'll treat it as if it's a new circuit. I crashed last time out in Assen while battling for Open class honours. I feel that my goal of an Open class race win is now within reach and there'd be no better way to go into the summer break. Good turning is key around Sachsenring with its many long corners so we'll be focusing on a good chassis balance." 

MotoGP, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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