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Laverty: “I had to ride with practically one arm"

Laverty: “I had to ride with practically one arm'

An injured left shoulder forced Ireland’s Eugene Laverty out of the fight for top Open rider at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

From 19th on the grid Eugene Laverty (Aspar MotoGP Team) was able to make a strong start and saw him involved in the battle for top Open class honours. His strong charge was haltered prematurely by a sudden pain in his left shoulder, greatly restricting his movement on the bike.

Laverty had been hoping to contest the Open class victory and was feeling confident of being able to do so having made steady progress throughout his rookie season. The Irishman finished Sunday’s race in 19th and without any points, 13 seconds down on teammate Nicky Hayden.

Eugene Laverty: “I had started the race quite well, recovering positions, and hoped to get into the fight to be the best Open rider but I had pain in the left shoulder which affected me. I had to ride a lot of the race practically with one arm. After the race I went to the Clinica Mobile and they said the pain may be originating from the neck. I am disappointed because today the team had prepared a good bike and we had the right pace. I hope to recover this week and be ready for Brno."

MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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