Laverty targets WSS title then WSB or Moto2 in 2011

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World Supersport runner-up Eugene Laverty has set himself the target of winning the 2010 title before making a move to either WSB or Moto2 in 2011.

In 2009 Laverty fought an intense battle for supremacy with Yamaha mounted Cal Crutchlow, narrowly loosing out on the title at the final round.

In his first year in the class the 23 year old Irishman powered to four wins and a total of eight podiums to firmly establish himself on the world scene following two soul destroying years in 250GPs.

Speaking to MCN, he said: “The way I see it, there’s two options for 2011. Either to step up to WSB or go to Moto2.

"The reason I stayed in WSS this year was to allow Moto2 to sort itself out, but if I don’t get the ride there I think I deserve then my aim is to move to Superbikes.

"I don’t want to spend another year in WSS so the plan is definitely to move on.”

First Laverty needs to fulfil his objective of winning the WSS championship.

In winter testing the Parkalgar Honda rider topped the time sheets in Portugal and will head to Australia next week for final testing before the season opener on 1st March.

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider