MOTOGP: Eugene Laverty wins Open Class at Aragon

Eugene Laverty
Eugene Laverty

Eugene Laverty won the Open class for the first time at the Aragon MotoGP in Spain, collecting two points for finishing in 14th place in the race.

The Toomebridge rider beat Aspar Honda team-mate Nicky Hayden by 0.093 seconds and has now accumulated 14 points in his first season in the class.

Jorge Lorenzo took victory and cut his gap to series leader Valentino Rossi by nine points to 14.

Rossi lost out to Dani Pedrosa in a titanic battle for second place.

Marc Marquez crashed out on lap two while trying to keep up with the early hot pace set by Lorenzo.

Laverty’s best finish of the season remains a 12th position in Spain earlier in the year.