First pics: Eugene Laverty and the Yamaha R1

Two-time World Supersport runner-up Eugene Laverty rides the Yamaha R1 WSB machine for the first time

First pics: Eugene Laverty and the Yamaha R1


EUGENE LAVERTY turned in his first laps getting to grips with the Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 around Magny-Cours.

For 2011 Laverty, who finished second overall to Kenan Sofuoglu this year in World Supersport, will be making his rookie debut in superbike racing alongside Marco Melandri.

In a Twitter post Eugene likened his experience with his new team and crew to the first day at Secondary school with everyone wearing their new uniforms.

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