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Bike ace Eugene Laverty and his wedding belle Pippa

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland motorcycle ace Eugene Laverty promised his fiancee that nothing would ruin their wedding day - and he was true to his word.

The Toomebridge star of MotoGP broke a wrist and dislocated a shoulder in a 160mph crash during testing in Spain - less than two weeks before the big day.

But 29-year-old Eugene made it down the aisle to wed long-term partner Pippa Morson (27) in Dromoland Castle in Co Clare on Monday.

Many of the 150-strong guest list showed similar determination, battling through the storms to the ceremony.

Representatives of MotoGP, World and British Superbike paddocks joined some of Britain's top athletes alongside friends and family, with celebrations said to have run until dawn.

After a hectic 18 event race season, the couple were going home to Monaco for the rest of December.

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