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Matthew Birt  says:

Michael Laverty to be given 2014 MotoGP deal

Irishman Michael Laverty has been told he will get another crack at MotoGP in 2014 after some impressive performances on Paul Bird’s British-built PBM chassis. The former BSB winner failed to finish for the first time in his rookie campaign when he fell out on the opening lap of last weekend's Catalunya clash in Barcelona. Millionaire boss Bird now intends to keep...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (21 June 2013 09:29)

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Apr 13

Posts: 371


He deserves that.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3300

wosihound says:

Made in Britain.

Hat's off to Laverty and well the way he talks about technical issues and trying to find solutions. Real insight.

If Stoner can get recognised in the Queens Birthday list..Birdy should have a knighthood for services to British bike racing.

No bullshit and doesn't suffer wishy washy flouncers. Puts his money where his mouth is..

Top effort boys..proud of yah!


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Feb 13

Posts: 1278

AlexDAbomB69 says:


Well done Michael and good luck

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Apr 09

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Richard1967 says:


Better rider than me thats for sure , but wobbling around in 17th for another year , what good is that to either him or PBM ?

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Jul 08

Posts: 1573

jamieg999 says:

Good news

He's done himself justice so far this season and the continuity into next season is exactly what's needed if PBM are serious about MotoGP. Not particularly a fan of Birdy but if he's up for it then I suppose he'll do. I know they're all raving about Yonny Hernandez but I reckon they need a Lowes brother on it.  I'd be interested to see how Eugene Laverty would go on an ART too.

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Oct 10

Posts: 110

Michael has done a really good job on that bike - slightly disappointed he hasn't been given a full ART bike as I think the PBM chassis is a slight hindrance, but after a full years worth of development it may be less of an issue. As it is I think Laverty is outshining Hernandez in the team - at the beginning of each weekend Laverty has no track specific data to speak of (or track knowledge in some instances) - but typically by the end of each weekend he is lapping at a similar pace if not quicker.

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Aug 02

Posts: 562


I reckon Michael has done a brilliant job this season, he's going to new tracks on a bike with a brand new chassis, they can't get much useful data from last seasons ART bike.

It is getting better and better ... he'll be mixing it with the top CRT teams next season and possibly one or two stragglers on the proddie Honda's and Yam engined bikes.


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Feb 09

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chrisg011 says:

Sod that

save the cash and buy a production 'onda for 2014 and then see how the boy can do

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May 12

Posts: 189

rocketri17 says:

I think i am the only.. that thinks CRTs are a joke and waste of time and money.

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Oct 10

Posts: 110


I agree CRT's are a bit of a waste - definitely creating a championship within a championship but if they weren't there we would only have 12 bikes to watch - I see them as a stop gap to fill the grid whilst the big manufacturer's sort out their 'production' bikes. I do however enjoy it when a CRT mixes it with a full prototype though - always love an underdog. I don't understand PBM's logic of not using a second ART bike though,it seems a waste of time and money developing the PBM chassis - especially once the customer RCV's are made available as they are sure to make the current CRT's even more uncompetitive and therefore virtually obsolete.

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