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Laverty: “We have a good bike with a strong engine”

Laverty: “We have a good bike with a strong engine”

Eugene Laverty ended the first day of a three-day test at Jerez happy despite only completing 26 laps on the Ducati GP14.2.

It was a short opening day for Aspar MotoGP Team’s Laverty, as he took to the track shortly after 2pm and finished just after 5pm. He took the chance to get a feel for the new electronics and learn more about the new tyres, plus he tried to dial in some new settings and also continued his adaptation to the Ducati. This is the last chance the Irishman will have for track time in 2015 before the testing ban comes into place on the 1st of December.

Eugene Laverty: “Day one, we didn't do many laps, just 26 to complete some preliminary work on the electronics for next year. We did a few exits and now we are happy that the electronics are ready to start the test properly tomorrow. We had to set the electronics so that simple things like corner entry and corner exit felt normal. From here we can really start to play with the bike and try to improve a lot. Still, my first impressions from the bike remain, which are that we have a good bike with a strong engine and a lot of potential. Tomorrow we start trying to maximise that potential.”

MotoGP, 2016, Eugene Laverty, Pull & Bear Aspar Team

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