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Lack of acceleration costing Laverty


A lack of grip under acceleration cost Michael Laverty in qualifying with the Ulsterman having to settle for 21st on the grid after a difficult session in Valencia. Laverty, who will finish his rookie campaign this weekend, admitted afterwards that … Continue reading

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Laverty looking for more at Valencia


Handling problems held Michael Laverty back on the opening day of practice ahead of Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix. The PBM rider admitted that he was suffering from a “sharp slide” exiting some of the slower corners around the circuit and … Continue reading

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Laverty learning his way around Philip Island


Philip Island is a tough circuit to learn in ideal conditions but with wind playing havoc at the Island today Michael Laverty’s task of finding his way around the fast and flowing Australian circuit was given an added difficulty. In … Continue reading

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Laverty looking to put an end to run of bad luck


Since switching to the ART bike Michael Laverty has had a difficult time in Aragon and Sepang. The Ulsterman has shown solid pace at both but unfortunate accidents have meant that he has not finished either race. Having crashed in … Continue reading

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Laverty looking to “take another step” but confident for race


Having struggled with chatter throughout the opening three sessions of the weekend Michael Laverty was pleased with the improvements that the PBM squad made in FP4 ahead of qualifying. The Irishman found over one second between FP3 and qualifying having … Continue reading

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Chatter holding Laverty back at Sepang


The opening day of running proved to be a struggle for PBM rider Michael Laverty with the Irishman having to deal with “horrendous chatter” throughout the day. Having switched to the ART chassis prior to the last race at Aragon … Continue reading

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Laverty confirms switch to ART


Following a successful post San Marino Grand Prix test Michael Laverty has confirmed that for the remainder of the season he will race the ART chassis. The Irishman has been racing PBM’s chassis throughout his rookie season but with Yonny … Continue reading

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