Laverty keen to impress

Laverty has been an Aprilia test rider and will be used to the bike, so should settle in fine. He has been riding on the CRT/Open class bikes at PBM for the last two seasons.  

In a chat with, the Northern Irishman said that he can’t wait to race but knows it will be tough.

"I'm excited to be back on the MotoGP grid this weekend of the German GP. Competing against the regular guys racing MotoGP is a tough task, but I am relishing the opportunity," Laverty said. 

"I have been riding with the Aprilia test team so I am comfortable with the Aprilia RS-GP machine and the Bridgestone tyres. Firstly I must adapt the race bikes to suit me and then look to keep progressing throughout the weekend. 

"Alvaro [Bautista] has been riding strongly in this first half of the season and I have witnessed some great development work through the test team. 

"I now look forward to being a part of the racing team," he added.