Eugene takes eighth place in Aragon race 1
Starting in 9th after a solid Superpole 2 performance, Eugene Laverty was in the thick of the action as the lights went out at Motorland Aragon. For most of the race he was involved in a tight battle with Stefan Bradl and Nicky Hayden, with Eugene coming out on top as he made full use of the Aprilia RSV4 RF’s impressive horsepower to finish 8th.
The team will now analyse and evaluate the data gathered from Race 1, and will put it to full effect to build on their progress in Sunday’s Race 2.
The action continues at #AragonWorldSBK with Warm Up at 09:30 local time (08:30 GMT) ahead of the Race 2 finale at 13:00 (12:00 GMT).
Eugene Laverty #50
Grid: 9th / Race: 8th, 8 points
“It was a really tough race. P8 is more than I thought I’d get at one stage, but I managed to stay ahead of the group behind me and had a good fight with Bradl and Hayden. I struggled with the braking which made overtaking hard; I was able to use the Aprilia’s horsepower well on the straights, but the braking is something we need to address for Race 2. We’ve got time tonight and tomorrow to look at the bike and evaluate where we are missing out. If we can solve our issues from today then I’m confident we can deliver a stronger result on Sunday.”
Source: Milwaukee Aprilia