Published Monday, 14 October 2013
Michael Laverty crashed out of the latest round of the Moto GP. (© Getty)
Riding the ART bike for Paul Bird Motorsport, the Toomebridge rider started from 19th on the grid.
However, Laverty was forced to pit within three laps as a result of a jump-start penalty but fell off on the final hairpin on lap 13.
Dani Pedrosa won the race from Marc Marquez.
Marquez of the Repsol Honda team leads the championship by 43 points with Laverty on three points.
The next round of the series is at Phillip Island next week, with further races at Motegi in Japan and Valencia in Spain still to come.
Despite a disappointing season, Laverty has said he intends to stay with the Paul Bird team for next year.
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