LAVERTY ON THE PACE AF­TER MO­TOR CON­FU­SION

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Eu­gene Laverty showed he has lost none of his tal­ent by match­ing his best-ever Mo­togp fin­ish in twelfth af­ter get­ting the same spec bike as his satel­lite Du­cati peers.

Dis­cov­er­ing only on the open­ing day of the sea­son that he has been us­ing a dif­fer­ent spec­i­fi­ca­tion of en­gine on his Du­cati GP14.2 through­out test­ing to the other satel­lite Du­cati ma­chines of Yonny Her­nan­dez, Hec­tor Bar­bera and Loris Baz, Laverty says that get­ting to ride the ma­chine he’ll now have all year has made a mas­sive dif­fer­ence.

“We’re in the mix with the oth­ers now. With the other en­gine, it didn’t mat­ter what we did, the bike felt like it had a fun­da­men­tal prob­lem that wouldn’t make it turn,” he said.

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