About John

John raced Motorcycles all his life prior to a career ending crash, he currently manages his brother Eugene

NAME – John Laverty

NICKNAME – J Lav

REAL AGE – 29

PLACE OF BIRTH – Ballymena Northern Ireland

CURRENT HOME TOWN – Antrim

HEIGHT – 5ft 9”

WEIGHT – 10st 7lb

EYES – Blue

HAIR – Fair

MARITAL STATUS – Married

HOBBIES – Trials riding, golf

FAV FOOD & DRINK –  All Kinds Spicy is good and a glass of sauvignon blanc

MUSIC – Anything from Blink 182 Rock band to Westlife the real tear jerker stuff

FILM – Dumb & Dumber

LIKES – Good nights out with mates, chocolate, any kind of motorbikes

CAREER HISTORY -

1992 – 1998 – Schoolboy Motocross

1999 – Aprilia Challenge UK. Finished season in British 125cc Championship

2000 – Raced 125cc British Championship – Injured

2001 – Raced few European 125cc rounds. Won Irish Superkings 125cc Championship.

2002 – Raced British 125cc – Injured

2003 – Raced European Superstock Championship – podium at Imola (3rd)

2004 – Raced European Superstock Championship 7th in Championship overall, National Superstock Championship 7th overall including one podium at Donington – (3rd)

2005 – British Superbike Championship, Team Vitrans. Finished season replacing Andy Tinsley in British Superstock for Team Buildbase one podium – 2nd Donington Park.

2006 – British Superstock Championship Team Buildbase – Podiums Thruxton (3rd), Donington (2nd). 5th in Championship Overall.

2007 – British Superstock Championship Team Buildbase JHP Ducati. Podiums – Snetterton 3rd, Cadwell (2nd) and win at Brands Hatch, 4th in Championship overall.

2008-  British Superbike Cup Champion

2009-  British Superbike 10th overall

2010-  British Superbike 8th overall best finish (3rd) Oulton Park

2011-  Season ended early after near fatal accident.

2012- Returned to racing Bsb just 8 months after colliding with an armco barrier

DISLIKES – False people, football hooligans

FIRST RACE – Motocross 1992 - Circuit racing 1999

FIRST BIKE – Honda 50

FIRST WIN – Motocross 1994 - Circuit Racing Sunflower Trophy race 2001 125cc

FAVOURITE TRACK IN UK – Oulton Park - ABROAD – Imola

WHEN DID YOU START RIDING? When I was six

RACING HEROS? Joey Dunlop

MOST RESPECTED RACING RIVAL? Brothers Michael and Eugene

BEST MEMORIES? 2001 Winning Irish 125cc Championship

2003 First European Podium Imola

2007 Winning race Brands Hatch

2008 BSB Superbike Champion

2010 Fighting for place in top 6 shoot out

2011 Surviving a near fatal crash