Laverty: “I haven’t ruled out GP2”

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World Supersport title contender Eugene Laverty has revealed that he would consider switch back to the MotoGP paddock to race in GP2 if the right ride is available.

Laverty spent two years riding uncompetitive machinery in 250GP’s and switched to World Supersport in 2009 where he has been a revelation. The 23 year old Irishman currently sits 17 points behind factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow having already taken three wins this season.

Speaking about his future plans, Laverty said: “My original intention was to sidestep to the World Supersport Championship and show that I was capable of winning races then return to GPs on a winning package. So far half the job is done, now all I need is the latter to fall into place. It could be 2010, but  I’m prepared to wait until 2011 if that’s what it takes. All any man wants from life is to be shown the respect he deserves, that’s why I need to go back, but I’m not just going to jump at the first opportunity to return to that paddock.”

Laverty is also in ongoing talks with his Parkalgar Honda team about 2010. One potential option is that he could graduate with the team in to WSB and would clearly have the option to stay in WSS for another season if the teams move to WSB didn’t materialise. There have also been rumours linking him to Cal Crutchlow’s current factory Yamaha ride.

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider