According to team owner Mario Bertuccio, "We are still shocked, and very sad for what happened to Brett McCormick at Assen. For this reaon, in his respect during the fourth round of the superbike championship that will be held at Monza next week, we have decided that nobody else will ride the fourth bike, and haven't accepted the offers recently." Bertuccio continued, "The fourth bike belongs to Brett, we have in high esteem him and this is our sign of our great affection for him."
The injured Canadian rider was expected to return to Canada on a private airplane this week. Inside Motorcycles will continue to provide updates on the reigning Canadian Superbike champion's condition.