Eugene Laverty has confidence in Ducati firepower at Mugello

Eugene Laverty

Eugene Laverty

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MotoGP star Eugene Laverty returns to action this weekend at Mugello in Italy for round six of the championship.

The Northern Ireland rider has been in flying form this season on the Aspar Ducati and is currently ninth in the points table.

“We’ve had five good races with points-scoring finishes so the important thing is to continue that run at Mugello,” Laverty said.

“Having the Ducati horsepower this year will be a big help at Mugello; the engine is so important around there. The focus is on the points, which starts with qualifying better on Saturday, to try and make my job easier on Sunday and try to get in the top 10 in the race. “The Italian fans at Mugello are always pretty special and this will be my first time riding in Italy on a Ducati so I am sure we will have plenty of support.”

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