Published Sunday, 15 September 2013
The wins have put Laverty in contention for the World Superbike crown. (© Aprilia)
The Toomebridge rider had qualified to start from fourth on the grid, but it didn't take him long to improve his position in race one as he overhauled the trio of Davide Giuglian, Sylvain Guintoli and Championship leader Tom Sykes to take the chequered flag.
Sykes had to settle for third place, with Italian Marco Melhandri finishing second.
It got even better for Laverty in the second race as he again finished strongly, crossing the finish line nearly two seconds ahead of Sykes with Guintoli taking the final place on the podium.
The double victory marks the first time this season that Laverty has won both races in a World Superbike round, and provides a major boost to his championship aspirations.
The 27-year-old is currently third in the standings, 26 points behind first-placed Sykes with three rounds of competition remaining.
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