BSB: Laverty enjoying transition to Yamaha

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Michael Laverty continued to enjoy his transition from BMW machinery to Yamaha at this week’s MCE British Superbike test at Cartagena.

The Northern Irishman set the third quickest time on day one but was unable to replicate it on Thursday after a major set-up change overnight saw his side of the garage head in the wrong direction. However, while his time wasn’t enough to beat his quickest lap from yesterday, he remained towards the sharp end of the timesheets and set the fifth quickest lap of the day. 

“We haven’t been as fast today as we were on day one as we made a fundamental change overnight that took us in the wrong direction, but we’ve persisted with it today more as a learning exercise than anything,” he explained.


“We worked through a lot of things today on chassis and engine braking control and got our head around a few fixes so it’s been a good day overall.

“Tomorrow we’ll put together the best of what we’ve learned over these two days and hopefully be back on the pace and better! There’s still a little bit of work to do on race pace. We get really good times with a new tyre and then get a lot of movement once the initial grip goes off, so there’s some work to do there but the general feeling is really good.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing