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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.

Sylvain blog.jpgSYLVAIN Guintoli announced his arrival in the Aprilia Racing Team by winning the first race of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island.

The UK-based Frenchman led an Aprilia 1-2-3 over the line in today's opening race from the Australian track, with team-mate Eugene Laverty beating the Red Devils Roma Aprilia of Michel Fabrizio in a photo-finish for second.

But the race was marred by a heavy crash involving polesitter Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri on Lap 13. The Spaniard is believed to have been knocked unconscious and latest reports say he has been taken to Melbourne Hospital for further checks.

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.

CARLOS Checa took a clean sweep at Phillip Island after cruising to victory in Race Two.

The Spaniard gave a masterclass demonstration of racing after taking his second easy win of the day following a dominant weekend.

Max Biaggi once again finished second, while Marco Melandri took his first visit to the World Superbike podium with a very close third.

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