The market never sleeps. Having said this, besides soccer, this also seems to apply to the of two-wheel universe because after Alvaro Bautista's and Ducati's separation, there's another rider who has decided to bid farewell to the Panigale V4. That would be Eugene Laverty.
In fact, his job next season will be to hold BMW's colors high. The team from Monaco focused on his qualities after letting Markus Reiterberger go: “I obviously thank Markus for the contribution he has made to our growing project," commented Shaun Muir, head of the team. "For next year, we've decided to rely Eugene's qualities, a rider I know well and found again after only one year. Thanks to his experience, Laverty will help us grow and be even more competitive from a 2020 perspective. He'll try the bike during the November tests, and we're confident that he can make the Superbike project even more exciting."
So it's time for changes in the World Superbike Championship, with Laverty who, at the end of the season, will bid farewell to GoEleven after a year and will ride the S1000RR. Let's remember that BMW was also eyeing Scott Redding but, at this point, the British rider is practically considered a piece of the Ducati puzzle in 2020. As for Shaun Muir's team, we'll have to wait for Tom Sykes' official renewal, but that already seems like a done deal.