Effenbert Liberty Racing team has announced that they will not be replacing injured Brett McCormick in next week’s World Superbike round at Monza (May 6th - which clashes with MotoGPs Estoril round).
20-year old McCormick suffered serious, but not threatening multiple fractures to his vertebrae following a crash in race 2 at Assen and will be out of action for at least two to three months, but team owner Mario Bertuccio doesn’t want to find a substitute rider for the Canadian yet, despite receiving numerous offers.
“We are still shocked, and very sad, for what happened to Brett McCormick at Assen,” said the team Owner Mario Bertuccio. “For this reason, in his respect, during the 4th round of the Sbk Championship that will be held at Monza next week, we have decided that nobody else will ride the 4th bike, and we haven’t accepted the offers recently received. The 4th bike belongs to Brett, we have in high esteem him and this is our sign of our great affection for him.”
Effenbert Liberty will be fielding only Sylvain Guintoli (Assen race 1 winner), Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger at the Temple of Speed.