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Laverty: “I felt I was going to crash again”

Laverty: “I felt I was going to crash again”

Eugene Laverty spent the second day of the Phillip Island test working on his confidence with the front end after his recent crashes.

Laverty started the day cautiously but gained confidence as it went on and managed to set a  1’30.617 on lap 46 out of 52. This meant that despite being 17th on the timesheets, he was just 1.486s off the pace of the leading rider Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar). Laverty is hoping to make more progress on the final day of the test as he tries to make up for the lack of dry testing time caused by his crashes at Jerez (private test) and Sepang.

The final day of testing at Phillip Island kicks off at 9.45am local time on Friday.

Eugene Laverty: “Today was good. The beginning of the day was wet so we had to wait a little bit but once it dried out I was able to make fifty laps, so we were able to adjust the bike and make it a little bit more comfortable for me. First of all the most important thing for me was to get some confidence with the front because that is what caused my crash in November. At the start it didn't feel so good and I felt I was going to crash again but we made some progress and as my feeling with the front improved so did the pace. The lap time is coming but we have a lot more potential than this so we have a lot of work to do."

MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Eugene Laverty, Pull & Bear Aspar Team, #AusTest

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