MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty marries ‘best friend’

Eugene Laverty with Pippa Morson
Eugene Laverty with Pippa Morson

MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty has married his long-term partner 27-year-old Pippa Morson at stunning Dromoland Castle in the Republic of Ireland.

Mr Laverty, a Co Antrim native who competes for the Aspar Ducati team, got married at 1pm on Monday.

A post on the Eugene Laverty official website says: “After a hectic 18 event race season and six months of wedding preparations, the newlyweds will remain at the castle for a further day of relaxation before returning to their Monaco home for the rest of December.

“Laverty’s recent injuries - a fractured wrist and dislocated shoulder sustained during a testing accident at Jerez less than a fortnight ago - put the brakes on the anticipated honeymoon trip to St Lucia which they will reschedule for later in 2016.

“Mr and Mrs Laverty would like to send their deepest thanks to everyone who helped to organise and celebrate their wedding over the past weeks and have wished them well throughout the past few days.”

Eugene Laverty who married his long term partner 27-year-old Pippa Morson

Eugene Laverty who married his long term partner 27-year-old Pippa Morson