Drivers & Teams

World Superbike Star Eugene Laverty confirmed for Bavaria City Racing Dublin

Aprilia Superbike to roar on the streets of Dublin

Irish World Superbike star Eugene Laverty is the latest big name from the world of motorsport to confirm their participation at Bavaria City Racing Dublin this coming June.

The 25-year-old from Toomebridge in Antrim finished 4th in the World Superbike Championship in 2011 and has since teamed up with the Max Biaggi at the Aprilia team to push for the top spot.

Eugene commented, “I’m thrilled that such a fantastic event is coming to Ireland.  Bavaria City Racing visits many capital cities around the world and the fact that it is coming to Dublin in 2012 is great for our country. I’m honoured to be taking part in the event as the World Superbike Championship doesn’t visit Ireland. I can’t wait to experience the feeling of having a home crowd cheering me on whilst I ride the course!”

Linda McGarry, Marketing Director of Bavaria City Racing Dublin commentedWe are delighted to announce that Eugene Laverty will be participating, with thanks to the Aprilia Motorsport team for their support, Eugene is currently Ireland’s only rider within World Superbike Championship, and has maintained excellent leaderboard positioning over the past 4 years.  Superbikes are a fantastic edition and a motorsport that has a strong association with Ireland, Eugene’s enthusiasm for the event will only add to the spectacle throughout our city streets.”

The Aprilia team joins an ever growing line-up of international and domestic motorsport talent that includes the Vodafone McClaren F1 team and the Breezemount Motorsport GP2 team.

Laverty will ride is Aprilia Superbike along the Bavaria City Racing Dublin city track which starts at the Convention Centre Dublin, continues along Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicane’s at D’Olier Street, zips past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching the chequered flag on O’Connell Bridge.

Bavaria City Racing Dublin will take place on Sunday 3rd June and is a free public event and over 150,000 people are expected to line the streets of Dublin to enjoy the best the world of motorsport has to offer.  For those who want to get closer to the action there are three ticketed premium performance zones on the track at Customs House Quay, O’Connell Bridge and at the Main Paddock on North Wall Quay.  Tickets for these areas are priced from €75.90 and are available from Ticketmaster.