Tag Archive: Eugene Laverty

Nov 11

Torrential rain affects second day of MotoGP™ Valencia test

Highlights from day Two of MotoGP’s Valencia test

2014-08-31-0040 After a busy day on Monday which saw 27 riders on track in Valencia, Tuesday’s test sessions were heavily affect by rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

WSBK riders play petanque on the starting grid

The riders will hit the track tomorrow for the first free practice sessions for all classes.

Action shot Media Event The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours hosted the usual Thursday Media Event to kick-start the penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Jul 13

Sykes wins a hectic Race 2 at Laguna Seca

“The aim was to win the race” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Tom Sykes Day 3 The second WSBK race at Laguna Seca was as hot on track as the air temperature as after two red flags and restarts, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came out victorious in the 7 lap sprint race that put an end to the ninth round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw a total 49,408 attendants during the three days.

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Feb 23

Historic win for Eugene Laverty and Team Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

Laverty achieved an historical maiden win

 

2014-02-23 31The eni FIM Superbike World Championship had its first exciting race of the year today at Phillip Island, with Irishman Eugene Laverty scoring a sensational win aboard his GSX-R 1000, making it three in a row with the double he scored at Jerez last year in the last round.

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Feb 22

Guintoli claims first Tissot-Superpole of 2014

The 31 year old Frenchman set a new outright best lap of the Australian venue

2014-02-21 7The first Tissot-Superpole of 2014 was contested today under cloudy skies, with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) securing the first slot on the grid for the two debut races of the season, scheduled for tomorrow at Phillip Island.

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Feb 20

Great anticipation for the new season in Thursday’s press conference

Special photo shoot with surfboards

2014-02-20 - WSBK (2) The traditional and inaugural press conference of the year took place today at Phillip Island involving some of the protagonists of this year’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Feb 18

Sykes on record pace as final pre-season test comes to an end

“I am happy with the results of these two days of testing at Phillip Island.” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Phillip Island - Tom Sykes The official eni FIM Superbike World Championship test at Phillip Island concluded this afternoon with Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) fastest in the fourth and final session.

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Feb 17

Laverty and Sofuoglu on top in first day of official testing

“We surprised ourselves with the lap time today.” – Eugene Laverty

WSBK - Eugene Laverty 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.

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Oct 20

Eugene Laverty takes the double on Sykes’ dream day

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship season drew to a close today after the last race of a spectacular year.

WSBK - Eugene Laverty Day 3 Many riders were in the spotlight in Spain but above them all was Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who achieved a historical milestone for both himself and the Japanese manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Laverty gets pole on the eve of final race-day

“Considering the gap behind Sykes, my only chance this weekend is to win both races”

WSBK - Eugene Laverty Day 2 Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) has claimed his second Tissot-Superpole of the year – and of his WSBK career – today after a close battle with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team).

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Oct 19

Eugene Laverty gets Tissot-Superpole in Spain

The Irishman put in a fast lap of 1’40.620

WSBK - Spain  Tissot-Superpole top-3 Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) has claimed his second Tissot-Superpole of the year – and of his WSBK career – today after a close battle with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team).

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Oct 06

Sykes takes crucial double on French soil

The battle for the ultimate prize in World Superbike is still open

WSBK - Eugene Laverty Day 3The French Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship proved once again to be a title decider, as the 73,844 attendants could cheer for local rider Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) retaining the STK1000 title and for Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) clinching his first-ever Championship victory in World Supersport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Laverty wins after an intense race-long battle

At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 3Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) has won the second race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in spectacular fashion in front of 41.175 excited spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Maiden Tissot-Superpole of the season for Sylvain Guintoli

Edged out Championship leader Tom Sykes by just 0.015s

WSBK - Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaThe Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted today one of the most challenging Tissot-Superpole of the season, that was won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) at the very last minute thanks to a 1’22.683 lap-time, new Best Lap for the track.

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Sep 15

Laverty and Sofuoglu winners of the Turkish Round

Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) made a clean sweep of the competition

WSBK - Sofuoglu Day 3The eleventh round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship reached its highest point today, as teams and riders geared up for what was an outstanding day of racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Eugene Laverty does it better in Race 1

It was the first Race 1 win – out of five overall – this year for Laverty

WSBK - Intercity Istanbul Park - Race 1 PodiumEugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) has won the first race of the day at the Intercity Istanbul Park, after what was a perfect performance by the Irishman.

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Sep 12

WSBK riders speak ahead of Turkish Round

Each rider involved in the pre-event showed a lot of appreciation for the circuit,

WSBK - Turkey Pre-event ridersThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship had its first ever pre-event today at the Intercity Istanbul Park, as a selection of Superbike and Supersport riders – joined by representatives of the Circuit Board – took to the SBK Paddock Show stage for a press conference to introduce the maiden round of the series on Turkish soil. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Tribute to Antonelli and first Tissot-Superpole for Laverty

Paddock pays tribute to Antonelli, Laverty wins Tissot-Superpole

WSBK - Tribute_Antonelli_ambienceAn emotional and moving tribute to Andrea Antonelli gathered the entire WSBK paddock on the starting line at Silverstone, together with his Team, Goeleven Kawasaki, Andrea’s bike #8 and the Moscow Raceway Supersport race winner trophy, which was given in his memory.

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Jun 08

“I am really happy to have five Tissot-Superpole wins on the bounce” – Tom Sykes

Tissot-Superpole goes to Sykes for a blink of an eye

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 2Under the grey skies of the Autodromo International do Algarve, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders tackled today the 6th Tissot-Superpole of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Melandri and Laverty take on top in turns at Monza

Marco Melandri was the winner of a thrilling and ultra-close first race

WSBK - Lowes RaceRound 4 of eni FIM Superbike World Championship drew to its highest point today with two incredible races, won by Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) and Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) respectively.

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Apr 14

Chaz Davies ends the Aragon round in perfect fashion

Chaz Davies has proven testing to be done in the right direction 

WSBK - Davies Day 3Eni FIM Superbike World Championship says goodbye to 2013 Round 2 at MotorLand Aragon after a thrilling and exciting race day. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Saturday at MotorLand under the sign of Tom Sykes

“It has been nice to ride without any injuries this weekend”

WSBK - Sofuoglu Day 2World Superbike Round 2 Tissot-Superpole was performed today at MotorLand Aragon under blue skies. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Eugene Laverty leads the way on Friday at Aragon

“We worked quite a bit on the electronics today”

WSBK - Davies Day 1A close battle characterised the first qualifying session for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at MotorLand Aragon, and saw Irishman Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) topping the timesheets with a 1’58.548 set with few minutes to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Laverty new Championship leader after the first Round

“We got off on the right foot all the work from the past few days has paid off” – Eugene Laverty

2013-02-24_00082013-02-24_0013In the unique scenery of Phillip Island the first round of 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship proved to be a success, while the Victorian Government announced the GP Circuit will host the FIM Superbike World Championship for a further three years, from 2015 to 2017.

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Feb 23

Carlos Checa wins Tissot-Superpole at Phillip Island

Spaniard Carlos Checa has started the ‘Panigale’ era of Ducati in World Superbike by winning the Tissot-Superpole at Phillip Island.

2013-02-22FridayThe Ducati Team Alstare managed to take the best out of the new Borgo Panigale superbike by setting an incredible 1’30.234, that means a brand-new Best Lap for the series and the 10th pole position of his career.

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Oct 06

Ninja warrior Sykes makes it nine poles in 2012

Sykes now has nine Tissot-Superpole successes to his credit this year

WSBK - Magny-Cours Tissot SuperpoleWSBK - Magny-CoursTissot-Superpole was won for the ninth time in 2012 by Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes, after a he set a new track best of 1 minute 36.950 seconds in Superpole 3 at Magny-Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Biaggi asserts his authority at penultimate round

Biaggi has a total of 347 points, 30.5 more than Sykes, while Melandri is 38.5 points adrift of Biaggi

WSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Laverty_actionWSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Race2_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) scored a single podium for third place in race two at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round in Portugal today, but two strong points scores saw him extend his overall lead as his other championship rivals found trouble. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) won his first race of the 2012 season in the second outing today, which went to all 22-laps duration. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sykes scythes through track best to win Tissot-Superpole

Sykes set a 1 minute 41.415 second lap in Superpole 3 to record his new track best

WSBK - Portimao_Saturday_SykesWSBK -Portimao_Tissot_SuperpoleTissot-Superpole has almost become the personal property of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in 2012 and in Portimao he recorded his eighth win in this competition, which allocates final grid positions for the top 16 qualifiers. His most recent Superpole success before today was at Brno, in July. Tom now has ten career pole positions to his credit, the same as SBK legend Pierfrancesco Chili, placing him equal eighth in the all time rankings.

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Sep 21

Melandri leads the chasing pack on day one

Laguna Seca returns to the World Superbike calendar in 2013

WSBK - Portimao_Friday_LowesWSBK - Portimao_Friday_BarrierMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) proved the fastest rider on day one at Portimao, with a 1 minute 43.196 second lap taking him ahead of Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing). Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third, and completing a sequence of different machines in the top four places, Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) was fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Melandri reels in Biaggi after assured double win

This was Melandri’s first double as an SBK rider and the first double for the official BMW team.

WSBK - Brno_Staring_finishWSBK - Brno_Foret_actionMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) made a real play for the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship title today by putting in a double win of the highest quality, overcoming Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in both 20-lap contests at the classically sculpted Brno circuit.

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