Ireland's Eugene Laverty takes a corner during race 1 of the World Superbike Championship round nine at the Silverstone circuit, on July 31, 2011. Spain's Carlos Checa won followed by Ireland's Eugene... more 
Ireland's Eugene Laverty takes a corner during race 1 of the World Superbike Championship round nine at the Silverstone circuit, on July 31, 2011. Spain's Carlos Checa won followed by Ireland's Eugene Laverty in 2nd place and Italy's Marco Melandri in 3rd. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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