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Michael Laverty (born 7 June 1981) is a motorcycle racer from Toomebridge, Northern Ireland. He is the 2007 British Supersport Champion, and has raced regularly in British Superbikes, plus occasional races in the World Supersport series and in American AMA Superbike Racing.

Michael Laverty
Michael Laverty gets his SuperSport championship trophy.jpg
2007 British Superbike Championship Brands Hatch
NationalityIrish
Born (1981-06-07) 7 June 1981 (age 38)
Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Current teamWepol Racing[1]
Websitemlaverty.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years20132015
ManufacturersPBM, ART, Aprilia
2015 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
37 0 0 0 0 12

After the 2017 season in the British Superbike Championship aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1, and the 2018 season on a Tyco BMW,[2] Michael Laverty became a television commentator and occasional rider in Endurance events.[3][1]

The WEPOL Endurance Racing team, run by the German Penz13.com squad with Laverty replacing Matthieu Lagrive placed fourth in races at Le Mans (April 2019) and Slovakiaring (May 2019). .[4][5][6]. They had to abandon their home race in Oschersleben after a technical failure and finished 5th in the overall standing of the 2018-2019 season. [7]

His brother Eugene is a World Superbike rider and brother John was also a racer.

CareerEdit

British Superbike and Supersport championshipsEdit

He raced in Supersport from 2001 to 2004, finishing in the championship top 5 in all but his rookie season, and done assorted World Supersport races.[8]

In 2005 and 2006 he raced for Stobart Motorsport team in the British Superbike Championship. In 2005 he was 10th overall with podiums at Knockhill and Snetterton, his achievements earning him the title of 'Irish Motorcyclist of the Year' from Irish Racer magazine.[9] In 2006 he was teammate to Michael Rutter. Helped by a pair of 5th places at Knockhill in round 7 he came 7th overall, ahead of the more experienced Rutter.

For 2007, Michael moved back to the British Supersport Championship, with the successful Relentless Racing by TAS Suzuki team. He beat teammate Ian Lowry to the title, and moved back up to BSB with the team for 2008. He took two fourth places early on in the season and finished 9th overall, but decided to leave the team for 2009.

For 2009 Michael competed in the USA riding in selected rounds of the AMA Superbike Championship with Celtic Racing. Michael finished in the top 10 at every round he competed in, with a 2nd position to Mat Mladin at the Road America round being his best result. He also competed in selected World Supersport rounds and joined the CRS team for the latter part of the 2009 season.

In January 2010, Laverty confirmed that he had re-signed with the Relentless Suzuki team to ride in the 2010 British Superbike Championship season.[10]

In May 2010, Laverty took his and the Relentless Suzuki by TAS team's first Superbike victory, in race two of the third round of the 2010 British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.

In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Laverty competed in MotoGP on a CRT bike run by Paul Bird and his PBM Team.

Career statisticsEdit

British Superbike ChampionshipEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2010 Suzuki BHI
Ret
BHI
4
THR
10
THR
6
OUL
5
OUL
1
CAD
2
CAD
3
MAL
3
MAL
3
KNO
4
KNO
C
SNE
6
SNE
5
SNE
3
BHGP
6
BHGP
4
BHGP
Ret
CAD
4
CAD
4
CRO
2
CRO
1
SIL
3
SIL
Ret
OUL
4
OUL
8
OUL
4
4th 6041 [11]
2011 Yamaha BHI
Ret
BHI
4
OUL
5
OUL
5
CRO
24
CRO
Ret
THR
1
THR
7
KNO
6
KNO
3
SNE
4
SNE
5
OUL
6
OUL
C
BHGP
8
BHGP
4
BHGP
4
CAD
1
CAD
2
CAD
3
DON
2
DON
14
SIL
2
SIL
4
BHGP
1
BHGP
NC
BHGP
5
4th 6011 [12]
2012 Honda BHI
Ret
BHI
C
THR
6
THR
13
OUL
6
OUL
12
OUL
7
SNE
2
SNE
1
KNO
3
KNO
1
OUL
Ret
OUL
4
OUL
5
BHGP
4
BHGP
4
CAD
3
CAD
3
DON
3
DON
2
ASS
7
ASS
7
SIL
3
SIL
5
BHGP
10
BHGP
3
BHGP
Ret
5th 5811 [13]
Notes
1.^  – Laverty qualified for "The Showdown" part of the BSB season, thus before the 11th round he was awarded 500 points plus the podium credits he had gained throughout the season. Podium credits are given to anyone finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd, with 3,2 and 1 points awarded respectively.

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By seasonEdit

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2013 MotoGP PBM Paul Bird Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 3 25th
ART
2014 MotoGP PBM Paul Bird Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 9 24th
2015 MotoGP Aprilia Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 37 0 0 0 0 12

By classEdit

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
MotoGP 2013–2015 2013 Qatar 37 0 0 0 0 12 0

Races by yearEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2013 MotoGP PBM QAT
17
AME
16
SPA
13
FRA
17
ITA
17
CAT
Ret
NED
22
GER
16
USA
Ret
IND
18
CZE
18
GBR
19
RSM
18
25th 3
ART ARA
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
18
JPN
19
VAL
17
2014 MotoGP PBM QAT
16
AME
16
ARG
18
SPA
16
FRA
16
ITA
16
CAT
17
NED
21
GER
Ret
IND
14
CZE
Ret
GBR
17
RSM
17
ARA
16
JPN
18
AUS
13
MAL
12
VAL
19
24th 9
2015 MotoGP Aprilia QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER
20
IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
2002 Honda SPA AUS RSA JPN ITA GBR GER SMR GBR GER NED ITA
15
34th 1
2003 Honda SPA AUS JPN ITA GER
17
GBR
Ret
SMR GBR
21
NED
12
ITA FRA 30th 4
2009 Honda AUS QAT SPA NED ITA RSA
11
SMR
Ret
GBR
20
CZE
13
GER
18
ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
POR
14
22nd 10
Yamaha USA
17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Exciting weekend in store EWC FIM Endurance, 20 April 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019
  2. ^ BSB: Laverty makes Tyco BMW return for 2018 crash.net, 17 October 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2019
  3. ^ Michael Laverty leaves British Superbike to focus on other projects bikeandrace.com, 11 January 2019 Retrieved 9 May 2019
  4. ^ Wepol Racing lead the way for Yamaha as Moto AIN Finish on SST Podium at Le Mans Yamaha Racing, Retrieved 16 May 2019
  5. ^ WEPOL Endurance strengthens with Michael Laverty Speedweek.com (in German) 25 February 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019
  6. ^ Slovakiaring results FIM EWC.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019
  7. ^ "Circuit Racing Endurance". FIM Live. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  8. ^ "superbike.it - This website is for sale! - superbike Resources and Information". www.superbike.it.
  9. ^ "Michael Laverty takes major award". Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
  10. ^ "Laverty back at Relentless Suzuki". Insidebikes. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Round 12 Standings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Round 12 Standings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Round 7 – Standings" (PDF). MotorSportVision Racing. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2012.

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