The racing day has been completed by the ninth place conquered by the Canadian in Race 2 in front his teammate, Italian Lorenzo Lanzi. Great satisfaction for the Team Liberty has signed in this exciting way the penultimate round of the World SBK.
Since warm-up on Sunday
morning, which took place in a real flood, the two riders of the Czech
team have shown, making good lap-time, to know how to adapt perfectly to
a track in such really critical conditions. The rain has continued
until the first race, forcing the race direction to declare "Wet Race".
At the traffic lights go out, both McCormick and Lanzi, started
respectively 13th and 21th position, have made a good start, recovering
positions on opponents. McCormick has attacked the lead group and
settled in fifth position, and the Canadian would have certainly
improved but in the seventh lap, the race director has exposed the red
flag in order to allow the marshals to clean the track from the oil with
which Brignola, crashed down, had fouled a corner.
The second start saw McCormick start in the second row from the sixth position on the grid ahead of Guintoli, and followed by Sykes and Camier. The Canadian after duel with Spaniard Carlos Checa, has set its sights on the former world champion and the championship leader Max Biaggi. The challenge was completed only under the checkered flag with Biaggi and Brett separated by a blink of an eye, the Canadian author of a spectacular performance especially remembering that he is back on track after a long convalescence from the bad injury at Assen only at the Germany GP and still in physical recovery.
In race 2 Brett McCormick, started well, had to surrender opponents like Carlos Checa while Lorenzo Lanzi after detached John Hopkins have found his race pace followed the companion McCormick. Under the checkered flag, Brett McCormick closed ninth and Lorenzo Lanzi tenth.
Now the focus is on the last race of the World Championship where the two riders, Brett McCormick and Lorenzo Lanzi will be ready to get on track with the determination that characterizes the Liberty Racing Team.
Brett McCormick # 68
"Race one was fantastic, to be in the top five was really exciting, I have no words to describe the happiness of the moment. The bike was working very well and I had a good feeling, I was very fast. Even in race two, the bike was very good and I felt comfortable, the ninth-place is still a good result. This weekend has been a success, and I am happy to share it with my staff and the team".
Lorenzo Lanzi # 57
"In the warm up with the rain we had some good lap-times, and I hope to do well in race one, but in the second restart the track conditions changed, and I didn't find a good feeling with the bike. In race two the things went better, the pace was not fast but I was constant. Now we will go to France, where the track is relatively simple, having the advantage of a good base of four heats rode. We continue to improve, and I am very comfortable with the team and thank all for the support and the opportunity given to me. "