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Eugene Laverty: I was lucky to escape race crash

Published 17/08/2015

Czech out: Eugene Laverty
Czech out: Eugene Laverty

Eugene Laverty declared himself lucky to escape injury as he crashed out of the Czech MotoGP round at Brno, won by Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, the new series leader.

Aspar Honda rider Eugene, from Toomebridge, said: "When I crashed, Jack Miller ran into me so I was lucky to come out uninjured, which is at least something positive.

"The crash was a shame but we can't do anything about it now, just keep working. The team have done a great job developing the bike over the past two races and I'd like to be talking about good results at the end of the race rather than sounding like I'm making excuses.

"A few races ago we were a little lost but this is my first season in MotoGP and I am still getting to know this bike. Now our feeling with it is much better and I hope I can prove it soon."

Spaniard Lorenzo leads the championship by virtue of having won more races than team-mate Valentino Rossi who finished third and is level on points with Lorenzo.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took second with Italian Andrea Iannone fourth on a Ducati and Honda-mounted Dani Pedrosa fifth. Next up is the British round at Silverstone on August 30.

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