BSB: MonsterMob Ducati Donington race notes

Laverty Battles to Sixth at Donington Despite the wet weather conditions, MonsterMob Ducati British Supersport rider Michael Laverty battled his way to a sixth place finish in the inaugural MCN Supersport Cup at Donington Park today. The...

Laverty Battles to Sixth at Donington

Despite the wet weather conditions, MonsterMob Ducati British Supersport rider Michael Laverty battled his way to a sixth place finish in the inaugural MCN Supersport Cup at Donington Park today.

The 23 year old Ulsterman qualified the 749 MonsterMob Ducati in eighth position for the race which formed part of the British Grand Prix support race package and was confident after the two timed sessions but just as the bikes were assembling on the grid, the rains came and with it, any hopes Laverty had of winning in front of many of the 82,000 fans who had stayed on to watch the race.

Despite a good start, Laverty dropped back as a combination of suspension and grip problems thwarted his bid but gamely battled on to claim sixth position at the chequered flag after 22 difficult laps.

"I'm not happy with my performance but I was really struggling out there. I lost the front end twice on the warm up lap and every time I tried to push it in the race, it just kept wanting to break away so it was just a case of bringing it home. I really need to get it together and win at Croft next time out" declared Laverty.

Team boss Paul Bird was echoed his rider's thoughts:

"We need to be winning these races and I think had it stayed dry; Michael would have had a good chance. We got so little practice, it was a gamble and on this occasion, it didn't pay off for us" said Bird.

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Series Other bike
Drivers Michael Laverty , Paul Bird