Belfast Telegraph

Laverty is aiming to be a perfect 10 at favoured Silverstone circuit

By Paul Lindsay

Eugene Laverty is looking to savour his final taste of British Grand Prix action in MotoGP's premier class this Sunday before returning to the World Superbike Championship next season with Milwaukee Aprilia.

Laverty has had a superb second season in MotoGP aboard the Aspar Ducati, and with a wealth of knowledge of the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, the Monaco-based Toomebridge ace is looking for yet another top-10 finish at his adopted home round.

Having finished sixth last time out in the Czech Republic, Laverty is, as you would expect, full of confidence heading into the British round.

"I can't wait for my home Grand Prix at Silverstone. It's a track I really enjoy and I have a lot of experience there," said Laverty (left).

"This year with the Ducati engine, it helps us a lot because there are some long straights at Silverstone where the Ducati power can be very useful.

So my aim is to finish in the top 10. Of course if it rains on Sunday then I'll be aiming for more than a top 10."

Closer to home, Carrickfergus racer Alastair Seeley's record-breaking 17 International North West 200 wins to date are currently being made into a programme by well known editor Colin James and Janice Webb.

The production is planned for completion early in the New Year and should make for great viewing.

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