On track

Parkalgar Honda’s Eugene Laverty produced yet another impressive fighting performance to take fourth place at the 5th round of the World Supersport Championship in Monza.

The Northern Irishman thus cemented his second spot behind overall title race leader Carl Crutchlow, who once more rode to victory in Italy.

Albufeira’s Parkalgar No2 Miguel Praia ended the race in a season-best 12th place and will be hoping for further improvement at Sunday’s South African Kyalami sixth stage.