Tyco BMW’s Michael Laverty has labelled his MCE British Superbike weekend as ‘difficult,’ but after being involved in a crash in race one he was able to salvage some strong points with a third place finish in race two.
The Wales-based rider did not have the data he craved after his crash at Montreal, where he got caught up in an incident on track with JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Peter Hickman and Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin. But he fought back in race two.
The final race was red flagged due to track contamination while he was in third and locked in a battle with JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam and Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot, with the Northern Irishman pipping them to the post to grab the final rostrum position.
“We were unlucky in race one in being in the wrong place when Peter crashed in front of me. It was a bit disappointing not having the data from race one [after the crash] so we gambled and went with the hard tyre in race two and that probably was not the best decision. In race one the tyres dropped off a cliff at half distance but they didn’t this time,” said Laverty at the track.
“Back on the podium after a difficult weekend and we have had the speed but things haven’t fell our way so now hopefully we can start rolling the ball the way it should be again.”