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Laverty to join Aprilla

Updated: Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 23:00

Eugene Laverty showed how fast he could be next season after setting the fastest time during a one-day test at Portimao in Portugal on his first outing on the Aprilia RSV4
Eugene Laverty showed how fast he could be next season after setting the fastest time during a one-day test at Portimao in Portugal on his first outing on the Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty is to partner former World Superbike champion Max Biaggi in the factory Aprilia team next season after the 25-year-old Irishman was confirmed as replacement for Leon Camier.

Laverty, who finished fourth on his debut season with Yamaha before the Japanese manufacturer pulled out of the series, has a two-year contract with Aprilia.

It was not at first clear whether Laverty would be team-mate to Biaggi on the official Aprilia squad or ride for a factory-supported satellite team.

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