Laverty confirms WorldSBK return at Donington Park

Eugene Laverty returns to action in the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend with Go Eleven Ducati
Laverty confirms WorldSBK return at Donington Park

Eugene Laverty has confirmed he will attempt to compete at Donington Park this weekend after being satisfied with his recovery from a double wrist injury.

The Irishman has been out of action since the Imola round of WorldSBK after a high-side from his Go Eleven Ducati left him with fractures in each wrist.

Despite a positive road to recovery, Laverty sat out Jerez and Misano with a view to getting back on the V4 R Panigale at Donington Park, which he has now confirmed despite initially expecting to miss both the UK round and the following Laguna Seca event.

“Ten days ago, I’d come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to be fit to ride at both Donington and Laguna Seca. But without something to aim for I felt dejected and so I began to tell myself that maybe Laguna Seca could be possible if I kept working hard. It’s an anti-clockwise circuit therefore it gives the right wrist an easier time.

“After six weeks of slow progress my right wrist finally moved on from the acute stage and that’s when I began considering Donington too. I rode a 300cc bike yesterday and played around with my riding position to help with the pain.

“Donington will be a huge challenge physically but mentally I just can’t bear to stand on the sidelines if there’s even the slightest possibility that I can compete. I can’t silence the racer inside of me.”