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Laverty happy with Ohlins forks in final test session

Article posted: 06/12/2010 11:54:08
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Laverty should be towards the font of the Superbike field next seasonLaverty should be towards the font of the Superbike field next season

In his final testing session of 2010, World Superbike Championship rider Eugene Laverty praised the performance of this Ohlins forks.

Laverty said he felt that he had finally made the bike his following his step up to the World Superbike series, after a stellar season in Supersport earned him a ride with the Yamaha factory team.

He and new teammate Marco Melandri tried out new Ohlins forks and other parts added to the 2011 machine, but Laverty was the best on track, out-lapping Melandri as well as reigning champion Max Biagi.

The Northern Irishman said his performance was the perfect way to start the winter break.

He explained: "In the three days we got a lot of laps done, and the second day especially was a big breakthrough.

"So far we've had two one-day tests, so the second day here was where we really made the bike mine."

Laverty joined the Yamaha team after English rider Cal Crutchlow was given the chance to try his hand at MotoGP in the Japanese manufacturer's Tech 3 satellite team.

Posted by Paul Searle