Laverty takes famous first WSBK race win

Sunday, 8 May 2011 10:41 GMT
Laverty takes famous first WSBK race win
A close race at times was turned into a cool race win for Irish rider Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) as he stretched his rivals to breaking point in the final laps.

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) and Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the other podium places, after some tough passes and fights between that duo and fourth place rider Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike).

Michel Fabrizio had a strong ride on his Suzuki Alstare Machine and set the fastest lap on his way to fifth place. Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) held off Troy Corser to earn himself a top six finish, 12 seconds from the winner.