Pull&Bear Ducati’s Eugene Laverty is quietly confident about his pace in tomorrow’s Sachsenring MotoGP after dropping his lap times from 1’24s to 1’22s in qualifying one and isn’t suffering from excessive wheelspin which is affecting other riders.
The Monegasque made some big changes to the front geometry of the Desmosedici GP14.2 which allowed Laverty to turn the bike better and he ended with a fastest lap of a 1’22.567.
“The afternoon was so much better. When the bike is working better the lap time comes so much easier. In the afternoon I made a 1'22 easily and this morning I was on the limit to make a 1'24. It was impossible to go faster so I am happy with the work the guys did, just by changing the geometry we improved so much,” said Laverty.
“We had a really good FP4, qualifying wasn't as good because I lost the front and conceded around three tenths. We had the potential for fifteenth place on the grid and that's a big improvement on where we were this morning. Lorenzo's crash in front of me also distracted me but qualifying is qualifying, it is the race that matters and I am happy with our pace from FP4. Some other riders are spinning up quite a lot and that is not good for 30 laps but I feel optimistic we have a good setting and I am confident for the race tomorrow.”