As a result, the Effenbert Liberty Racing Team will send four official riders on track for the remainder of the season that will officially terminate on 7 October on a French circuit of Magny Cours. This decision is just another proof of an enormous determination of the management of the Czech Team who believe in this sport with an unqualified commitment. This news is also a further contribution to the overall aim of the team to give an opportunity to young talented riders to show their potential.
Brett McCormick's debut in SBK is scheduled for late March, in Italian Imola. On this occasion, "the kid" (Canadian's nickname) will be riding the Ducati 1198 #68 for the first time and will challenge his opponents of this superior category.
"Effenbert Liberty Racing Team is giving me a great opportunity, "said Brett McCormick. "My dream has always been to race in SBK and now that I have this opportunity, I will give it everything on the track. Recently, I've been studying and memorizing the circuits, which obviously I do not know well, so that when the D-day comes, I am prepared as much as I can. It is going to be a very challenging season for me since I'm about to face many experienced riders. This is undoubtedly a great way to learn and grow, and I will always try to be in the leading group!"
team owner Mario Bertuccio further explained:" The incentive to promote
McCormick in Superbike is consistent with our philosophy of helping to
bring up young talents. We truly have the highest respect for the
Canadian rider, and we trust him as we are certain that he can pay us
back on the track. This is an important choice. There are only a few
teams in SBK who have decided to increase the budget for the current
season and our route makes us day after day even more proud and
confident about the potential of the team.
Federico Sandi remains the Effenbert Liberty Racing Team's ace in Superstock and I am sure he will give us very good results riding the competitive Panigale 1199. Our active engagement in this direction remains intact."