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Tag: Eugene Laverty

The Rise of the Green Machines: SBK at Aragon

The first race of the season always throws me for a bit of a loop. It is followed by over a month’s gap before the second WSBK race. So I never really know whether I should treat it as a forewarning of things to come. Or should I treat it as a teaser? Or maybe… Read More ›

Laverty and Sofuoglu top official testing

Sunny conditions were the order of the day as the World Superbike riders got on track at Phillip Island for the first official test of the season. After the morning’s close results the times were even closer as eight of the top ten riders narrowed the gap to pacesetter Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who,… Read More ›

Tom Sykes: The Champion of the World

It was a victory long time in coming for the Kawasaki Racing Team – 20 years to be exact! But it was well worth the wait. It was on Sunday that Tom Sykes  was crowned the 2013 Superbike World Champion at Jerez. And then it came, that day. Finally. After all that waiting. After all that… Read More ›

[NEWS] Guintoli-Aprilia Monza Appeal Rejected

The FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) on Friday, rejected the appeal Sylvain Guintoli and the Aprilia Racing Team filed, following the drop of sanction against Tom Sykes after Race 2 at the Monza round on May 12. An FIM press release stated: Following the decision taken by the FIM Stewards at Race 2 of the… Read More ›

A Touch of Talent: WSBK at Nurburgring

The mad rush at Nurburgring ended in madness, but also victory. Tom Sykes took the win in the 1st race, while Chaz Davies took the win in the 2nd race. The Kawa-rider also managed to pass Sylvain Guintoli and now leads the championship with 1 point. There are 4 more round to go, and it… Read More ›

Hello Again: SBK Goes to Nurburgring

The WSBK break is over. FINALLY! And we now head to the Green Hell, one of the most beautiful and scariest circuits on the calendar. The stakes are now high and the Aprilias and Kawasakis are getting ready to battle. But it was Ayrton Badovini who stole everyone’s thunder by grabbing pole during Superpole at… Read More ›

The Laverty Way: Interview with Eugene Laverty

You have to weave through a thronging crowd, avoid long tubes lying curled up on the ground, and hop over hundreds of feet, to get to the giant, grey doors. A discreet sign – one you can miss quite easily – tells you exactly where you are: Aprilia Racing Team. Push the doors open, and… Read More ›

The Triple Attack

After Max Biaggi announced his retirement last year, people wondered what would happen to Aprilia and its championship hopes. Well, the soothsayers, their predictions and assumptions took a backseat this weekend. Our favourite warriors gathered around Phillip Island at the first race of the 2013 season and spent their time playing catch-up. The Aprilias were… Read More ›

Double Whammy

There’s no way of saying this, other than just saying it. I love motorsports in that giddy, happy, bouncy way. So, I always feel guilty when I am trying to prioritize races. Take motorcycle racing. There are Sundays when I have to choose: MotoGP or World Superbike Championship? If you follow me on Twitter, then… Read More ›