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Laverty: “It would always be nice to do another day”

Laverty: “It would always be nice to do another day”

A broken left radius ends Eugene Laverty’s testing program early after a crash late on Thursday.

The three day private test featuring all of the Ducati MotoGP™ World Championship teams and riders was progress well for Aspar’s Eugene Laverty as the Irish rider continued to learn the Ducati GP14.2. He and the team had been making solid progress on the new Michelin tyres and with the new electronics until a crash on his final exit ended Laverty’s testing programme. The crash resulted in a broken left radius; Laverty will now travel to Barcelona to have surgery on the injury performed by Dr Xavier Mir.

Despite the injury, Laverty left the test content with the progress he had made as the bike was working well on his second last exit. Fortunately his Aspar teammate Yonny Hernandez will be able to continue testing and gathering data for the team. With the next MotoGP™ test in Sepang in February, Laverty should have ample time to recover and return fit.

Eugene Laverty: “It's a disappointing end to a good day of testing. We made good progress with the new electronics and the last exit before I crashed was probably the first time we had the bike working correctly. The lap times were getting better and then I crashed, so I'm disappointed. It would always be nice to do another day but the positive thing is that the bike is working well, we are not too far away from the others and Yonny can continue to test tomorrow. Also the Ducati guys are making a big effort so the aim right now is to recover and return in Sepang in a good way.” 

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

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