“Difficult” opening day at Donington for Eugene

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Milwaukee Aprilia continued their 100% record for Superpole 2 starts this year in Free Practice at Donington Park on Friday.

After a difficult weekend in Round 5 at Imola, the team have brought a number of updates to the Donington Park circuit for Round 6 of the 2017 WorldSBK Championship.

Riders Lorenzo Savadori and Eugene Laverty, finishing the day a combined P8 and P12 respectively, responded positively to the updates but emphasised that they still have work to do ahead of Race 1 on Saturday.

Eugene is required to take part in Superpole 1 after a combined time of 1’28.896.

The team now head into Free Practice 3 on Saturday morning, ahead of Superpole and Race 1.

The action continues at #UKWorldSBK with Free Practice 3 at 09:09 GMT (+1 CET).

Eugene Laverty
“It was a pretty difficult day if I’m honest. In the morning practice the bike felt good and I really thought we’d make some forward steps, but the changes we tried for the afternoon didn’t work. There were a few issues I had, mainly corner entry, but we know how to fix that so it shouldn’t cause further problems. The new parts we tried I feel are a good step in the right direction, and I hope we can get more from them this weekend. It’s a shame we have to do Superpole 1 tomorrow, but we’ll rally tonight and make sure we are in the best position we can be for Race 1.”