Max Biaggi says: “If it’s true that ‘well begun is half done’, we are definitely off on the right foot. We established a good rapport right away with my new crew chief, Aligi Deganello, and with the mechanics, in spite of the little time we had to bring the new team together. It was important to understand right from the start what I needed and how the team would have to work to help me obtain it. The results of the first round give us confidence for the rest of the season.”As for Laverty, he struggled at Phillip Island, finishing eighth in race 2 and suffering a DNF in race 1. But the Northern Irishman is ready for Imola April 1.
Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team RSV4 Superbike) says: “It wasn’t the most simple start. Last year in my rookie season I had some satisfying races with some podiums and the two wins at Monza, but if I want to fight for the title I’ll need to be consistent straight away, getting up on the podium and winning even more races.”“Our rivals are tough, starting with my garage mate, Max Biaggi and 2011 champion Carlos Checa. Since I’ve gotten to Team Aprilia I’ve known that I have the bike and all the right moves to be able to aim for victory in the Championship. In Australia I wasn’t able to express my full potential, partly due to an injury I suffered during the tests which effected all our work. For me the season will start from the next race at Imola.”When Biaggi and Laverty left Miami, they spent Sunday and Monday testing at Aragon Motorland; Biaggi had a best lap of 1:58.8, Laverty 1:59.5.