Eugene Laverty #50 - Aprilia RSV4-RF
FP1: 1.48.810 - P8
FP2: 1'48.085 - P8
FP3: 1'47.663 - P11
Combined result: 1'47.663 - P11
Superpole 1 entry
"Firstly I feel good physically. In the first session I got straight back to it, I don't like going slow and I wanted to see what I was capable of. I had a bit of pain in the second session as expected but after some physio I felt strong again. It will be tough over a race distance I'm sure, but today has been a good start.
Imola is such a different track to the previous rounds this year, you need to be able to attack the bike and have the brakes working really well. I was disappointed to miss out on the top 10, but we did a reasonable job today considering I haven't ridden the bike since March and it's unchanged.
I was able to make an improvement on lap time session by session, and we have some more time in the morning and a shot at the top 10 in Superpole 1, so I'm just focusing on that ahead of the race."