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Laverty blog.jpgEUGENE Laverty got his own back in Race Two at Phillip Island when he stole the win from team-mate Sylvain Guintoli.

After finishing second behind Guintoli in the opening FIM World Superbike Championship race, Laverty turned the tables as he led his team-mate over the line.

Third man home was GoldBet BMW's Marco Melandri, with the Red Devils Roma Aprilia of Michel Fabrizio fourth.

13_Aprilia_Racing_LavertyBLOG.jpgTHIS is Eugene Laverty's new bike and team colours as he bids for World Superbike Championship glory in 2012.

The honorary Durham star joins racing legend Max Biaggi at the Aprilia Racing Team this season, and has already been tipped by many as the one to beat this year.

This week the team has finally unveiled its new colours and bike, with just a few weeks to go until the 2012 season kicks-off at Phillip Island, Australia at the end of the month.

Silverstone 3.jpg BLog.jpgTHE factory Yamaha squad have this afternoon announced they will quit World Superbikes at the end of this season.

The shock announcement comes just 24-hours after the team celebrated two seconds and two thirds with riders Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri at Silverstone.

It means both riders will be looking for a job come season end, and will surely come as a bitter pill to swallow for fans of honorary Durham star Laverty, who has so far posted an impressive rookie season and lies fourth in the champsionship.

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MARCO Melandri stormed to his maiden World Superbike Championship race win in today's opening race at Donington Park.

The Italian former GP star clawed his way back from a bad start which saw him drop to ninth in the opening lap to take the victory this afternoon.

But it was a tough opening race for the British contingent, with no UK riders finishing on the podium and both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes lucky to walk away from big crashes.

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IT'S World Superbike week here in the UK, and what better way to warm up than an evening with our leading stars?

Eugene Laverty, James Ellison, Sam Lowes and PTR Honda boss Simon Buckmaster will be appearing at The Golden Lion, Northallerton in the latest chat night organised by the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club (NYRRSC), tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 22.

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Lowes - 2010 British Superbike Champion and Cumbria's Ellison will both be chasing the win in the World Supersport Championship race this Sunday, but are first making the stop at Northallerton where they will join boss Buckmaster on stage. 

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