It hasn’t been an easy winter for Eugene Laverty who, having completed the 2020 season, has not ridden his BMW since, despite plans to compete in this year's world championship with Roberto Colombo’s RC Squadra Corse team and the new M1000RR.
After a winter that was tougher than expected, the rider not even able to take part in the group test at Barcelona, Laverty finally looks set to head back out on track. The plan is for him to ride at Motorland Aragón during a three-day test on 3-5 May.
Three days to prepare for the season
Starting from scratch with the new bike, Eugene will spend three days at the Spanish track, working to adapt to the German sports bike and his new team and covering as many miles as possible in order to be ready for the start of the season and the opening Aragón round, scheduled for late May.
"We’ll test for three days at Aragón next week, with the aim of preparing for the new season”, confirms number 50, keen to get back in the saddle five months after his last outing. He won’t be alone either, as he’ll be sharing the track with factory BMW riders Tom Sykes and Michael Van Der Mark and the Bonovo Action team and rider Jonas Folger.
Translated by Heather Watson