Eugene Laverty will be Marco Melandri's partner in the official Yamaha team in Superbikes. The Northern Irishman had stood out with Parkalgar in the Supersport world championship for two years in which the title has been contested with the other two spearheads of SSP, Joan Lascorz and Kenan Sofuoglu.
Like students who promote from one course to another after a job well done. This is how the signings have happened in Superbikes, Lascorz to the official Kawasaki team, Laverty to the Yamaha team and most likely Sofuoglu to face the Ten Kate after the gap that could be left Max neukirchner in the team for their poor results and the rumors that they place him in MotoGP with a Ducati, where are, supposedly, the best pilots in the world.
Laverty is one of those pilots who if they punctured to draw blood they would only find gasoline. He is the youngest of the Laverty family. John Laverty rides for BSB and the older brother of the family, Michael, took the title of champion in the Supersport class in 2007 and has become a regular on the English Superbike podium with Suzuki.
A) Yes, Those who dominated with the 600cc will meet next year with 400cc more. Eugene and Yamaha have already worked together when he had to replace Fabien Foret due to injury in 2008 when he was racing in the 250cc. Laverty was eager to succeed but calm in his statements:
One more signing that closes and one more step towards completing a promising grid. Although at the moment there are pilots such as Max Neukirchner, Kenan Sofuoglu or Ruben Xaus to confirm his future. The latter told us that he has many numbers to go back to an Italian machine and it seems that could be Carlos Checa's partner in Althea Ducati.