WSBK News: Laverty talks about Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty has spoken of his early impressions of Aprilia’s RSV4 Superbike after his second day of testing at Jerez, believing the bundle has positively improved since the final competed aboard it.

Laverty was last seen riding this engine at the close of the 2013 season at Jerez. In the following year, Laverty felt measures had been taken by electronic, so that the bike is more manageable despite using old tires.

Despite the wet Jerez circuit on Monday and Tuesday, with the only rider able to obtain half dry track time in the second afternoon, Laverty was able to evaluate the performance of the package.

“It is positively improved,” he stated on Tuesday afternoon after posting a quickest time of 1m 43.1s. “Now the bike is much more manageable. Electronic systems, engine character. chassis settings are not far from what we use at the time. So it looks like they have made a major step with the electronics. “


While the first two days were spent to customize the bike to existing conditions, Laverty has two specifications of the new engine and chassis parts to test on Wednesday.

“Engine and chassis is the main thing, and the team will try to fix it earlier. Laverty felt enough about speed, his lap time record is not too much considering the wet track. He felt that the team was able to do in the beginning and then try to improve the chassis settings, and then hope to go faster.”

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