Eugene Laverty tests the Aprilia RSV4

Laverty samples the factory Aprilia RSV4

Posted: 18 October 2011
by Visordown News

IN an end of season test at Portimao, Eugene Laverty has spent some time with the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will ride next season.

The Irishman has been conducting the test from out of the PATA team garages, riding the bike used by Noriyuki Haga.

After penning a two-year deal with the Italian manufacturer Laverty's team has not been confirmed, instead of joining Max Biaggi in the factory Alitalia squad it is understood that Laverty will ride for the satellite outfit but receive full factory support and a team of Aprilia engineers.

Biaggi's teammate has yet to be named as Leon Camier will be replaced in the factory team.

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G'wan Norge!!! Get in there!!! Bet he's made up he'll not be sharing a garage with "him" as well.

I just hope he gets the FULL factory support they have said..

Posted: 18/10/2011 at 16:24

It’s a pity Aprila didn’t hire Melandri as well as Laverty... that would have made for a fun pit garage!

Posted: 18/10/2011 at 16:50


I think that Eugene has properly dodged a bullet here. Gets "factory" support, and doesn't have to put up with that little miserable sod whinging about everything.

Posted: 19/10/2011 at 09:46

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