Eugene Laverty Interview: “Leaving MotoGP was my own decision”
Eugene Laverty (Toomebridge, Northern Ireland, 1986) has taken one of the most difficult paths for a motorcycle rider: he is leaving the MotoGP paddock to return to WorldSBK. Many would be unable to give up a Ducati GP15 in the MotoGP Circus, but the #50 rider believes he is... Read more
Eugene Laverty signs off from Aspar with sixteenth at Valencia
As is now tradition Valencia will witness the end of a MotoGP era and the start of a new one over the next 48 hours, as a host of riders change colours and machines for next season. Jorge Lorenzo signed off from nine years with his current team with... Read more
Tough qualifying day at Valencia for Eugene Laverty
Tomorrow will be a day of farewells throughout the MotoGP grid, with riders already scheduled to join their new teams for 2017 on Monday, and the final Grand Prix of the season will start with Jorge Lorenzo closing a nine year personal chapter from pole position. The Mallorcan’s time... Read more
Eugene Laverty makes a positive start at Valencia
The Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo today hosted the final Friday of the 2016 season, with Jorge Lorenzo dominating free practice as he looks to sign off from the season with a third place in the championship that is under threat from Maverick Viñales. Lorenzo’s closest rival... Read more
Eugene Laverty salvages four points from chaotic Sepang race
The penultimate race of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship was held up for twenty minutes after a huge rain shower soaked the Selang Circuit just moments before the scheduled start. Once the race was able to start, with the distance reduced from 20 laps to 19, a group of... Read more
Eugene Laverty faces a tough time in Sepang qualifying, lines up 19th
Qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix took place on Saturday at Sepang, with Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso taking pole position ahead of fellow Italian Valentino Rossi. The front row is completed by Jorge Lorenzo, who was just 0.056s off his teammate. The second row is made up of Andrea... Read more
Eugene Laverty makes cautious start in the wet in opening Sepang practice sessions
The MotoGP riders tackled a new-look Sepang Circuit for the first time today with the track having undergone resurfacing and some changes to a number of corners, including the final one, since the last time they were here. The fastest lap time today was six tenths off the previous... Read more
Eugene Laverty takes 14th in “most difficult race of the season” at Phillip Island
Pre-race favourite Marc Márquez, who was crowned MotoGP World Champion just a week ago, slid out in the early stages of the Australian Grand Prix, sacrificing a clear lead and allowing Cal Crutchlow to take his second victory of the season ahead of a remarkable charge to second place... Read more