Michael Laverty finished the 2015 British Superbike season in the best way possible, taking a debut win for Tyco BMW in the last race of this year’s championship. Third place in today’s opening race was his third podium of the season, but with his BMW Motorrad S1000RR working perfectly, Laverty fought his way to a debut win in race two ahead of James Ellison and Shane Byrne.
Speaking afterwards Laverty said: “We kept the best to last, but all credit to the Tyco BMW lads as they have kept their faith in me and this is a perfect reward for their efforts. We’ve been building towards a win this past few rounds and since we had the upgrades at Assen, I’ve always believed we’d have top three pace.
“Coming into Brands this weekend I was thinking I’d love stand on the top step, and after a few tweaks after race one today, I rode race two with a lot of heart. In the early laps I wanted to get to the front but was scared of over working my tyre, but I had grip right until the end. I was a little weak into the second last corner and I knew the boys would have a go, but I kept going straight back at them. This win is as much for the whole team as it is for me, but thanks to the boys for giving me a great package as my S1000RR worked perfectly.”
Tommy Bridewell took eleventh and twelfth placed finishes in today’s two BSB races at Brands Hatch.
More news from Tyco BMW to come…