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Laverty: “Riding my bike three weeks in a row excites me!”

Laverty: “Riding my bike three weeks in a row excites me!”

A strong result at the Aragon GP has Eugene Laverty fired up for the grueling schedule of the flyaways.

Eugene Laverty heads to the Motul Grand Prix of Japan in the best form of his MotoGP™ World Championship career having claimed the Open class victory in Aragon. This was his first victory in the class, but his best race finsih still stands as 12th, achieved at the Catalan GP. Motegi is a circuit Laverty has raced at just once before, on a 250cc bike in the 2007 season where he finished in 19th. With multiple hard braking zones and heavy acceleration, the Motegi circuit will be a challenge for Laverty and all of the Open class Honda riders who have struggled for power during the 2015 season.

Japan also marks the start of the most intense period of the MotoGP™ calendar; three races in succession in three different countries pushes riders and bikes to their physical limit. But this doesn’t have Laverty worried, the Ulsterman is excited for the intense period and is out to claim more Open class wins.

Eugene Laverty: “Motegi is the first of the three consecutive flyaway races. While many riders may be apprehensive, the thought of riding my bike three weeks in a row excites me! I'm really enjoying being part of the Aspar team and we have a great rapport in the pit box during race weekends. There are a lot of hard braking areas at Motegi followed by acceleration from slow speed and so the track layout doesn't necessarily favour us. However, we're on great form coming off the back of our first Open class win last time out at Aragon and confidence is one of the most important factors in keeping that momentum. I'll approach the weekend with an open mind and of course my aim is to once again fight for the Open class win.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Eugene Laverty, Aspar MotoGP Team

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