Results tagged “Parkalgar Honda” from Sunday Sun Blog

JAMES Ellison hopes to be back out in action this evening after a crash sidelined him during the first day of the official IMS test at Phillip Island early this morning.

The Cumbrian rider was gutted after crashing out during Monday's first session on a damp track.

The Bogdanka PTR rider had started the day leading the field but disaster struck shortly after when he suffered a big crash and injured his knee.

Eugene onboard Magny blog.jpgEUGENE Laverty and Cal Crutchlow have paved the way for a battle royale after both qualifying on the front row for tomorrow's World Supersport race at Magny Cours.

But it was Cal Crutchlow who grabbed the top spot, after sneaking in a hotlap of 1.40:980min in the closing seconds of the session.

As Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz and Hannspree Ten Kate's Kenan Sofuoglu finished second and third quickest respectively, Laverty managed to bounce back from a slow start to take the final front row spot.

EUGENE Laverty is fired-up and ready "to knock Crutchlow down a peg" as he heads into the Imola round of the World Supersport Championship this weekend.

The fighting talk comes from the normally shy and retiring Parkalgar Honda rider, as he heads to the San Marino track knowing only too well that he must beat championship leader Cal Crutchlow if he stands the chance of lifting the crown this year.

The Parkalgar Honda rider currently lies 17 points adrift of Yamaha Racing's Crutchlow, and the Irishman - who lives half of the year in Durham with girlfriend Pippa Morson - knows that this is his chance to close the gap.

cal Monz blog.jpgCAL Crutchlow pipped Eugene Laverty to pole with a banzai lap in the dying seconds of today's qualifying session for tomorrow's World Supersport Championship race Donington Park.

The championship leader shrugged off a chipped ankle bone injury sustained in a crash on Friday morning to take the top spot from Laverty.

The Yamaha Racing star yesterday vowed to carry on regardless after a highside in his opening lap of the weekend at the famous Derbyshire circuit.

assen champagneblog.jpgEUGENE Laverty won a fraught and frantic three-man dice for the chequered flag in today's World Supersport race at Assen.

The Durham-based Irishman crossed the line just inches ahead of Brit Cal Crutchlow, after the pair inched out Spaniard Joan Lascorz in the final corner.

Laverty's win came after a dramatic closing lap, which was impossible to call as the leading trio entered the latter half.

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