Published on 22 Apr 2012 by Toni M.
It isn’t a good moment for World Superbike racers. Just a few weeks following Joan Lascorz’s horrific crash at the post race test at Imola, Effenbert Liberty’s Brett McCormick is now in the hospital facing some serious and multiple injuries.
20-year old McCormick was riding in 11th in Race 2 at Assen, when he crashed out heavily at turn 12, he was transported to the medical centre where he was diagnosed with fractures to his cervical vertebrae - seemingly without any neurological consequences - a facial trauma, and fractured finger in his right hand. He was transferred to Groningen Hospital for further examination.
Effenbert Liberty Racing press release:
The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team announces that Brett McCormick, following the disastrous crash in race two this afternoon in Assen, after the control in the circuit medical center, has suffered the trauma of the cervical spine, facial trauma with a hematoma to the eye sockets as well as a fracture of the fifth finger of his right hand, and he was sent to Assen hospital for further evaluation.
The result of more checks carried out that there was a fracture to the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae, apparently without neurological involvement, so Brett has been transferred in the Groningen’ hospital, where it will decide how to stabilize the injuries. Further updates will follow as soon as possible.”
The Canadian Superbike champion started the season at Imola after Effenbert Liberty decided to pull the rug out from their announced Superstock effort and promoted him to World Superbikes to field a four rider strong team, with Sylvain Guintoli, Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger.
Video of the incident after the jump: