"We got off on the right foot,” said Laverty. “All the work from the past few days has paid off. My Aprilia was fast and it performed as I wanted it to from the first to the last lap. In Race One, I may have been a bit too conservative with the tires, still taking a nice second place, but in Race Two I pushed a bit more decisively. At the end, when it was Sylvain, Melandri and me, I tried and was able to get away, shaving a few more tenths off my pace. The track record two laps from the finish was nice confirmation that we turned up to the races in the best possible conditions. 45 points after the first race are some nice spoils. I've never started a season this well and now we'll be thinking about Aragon and how to stay on this path".