Unfortunately, Race 2 was not kind to Laverty.
The new rules only allow 8 engines for the whole season, and he just blew one.
So that leaves only 7 engines for the remainder of the race season.
And with potentially 26 more races on 7 engines left, that around 3-3/4 races per engine.
What I see is the new engine rules may have just removed Laverty from contention.
He'll have to nurse the remaining engines through practice, superpole, etc.
I expect a dropping of the revs and such to make the engine live longer.
Superbike spec engines usually turn around 15K RPM, so dropping them down to 13K should increase their life, at the expense of being in the top 5, or the front as Laverty was in race 1.