The eni FIM World Superbike series arrives at Silverstone for the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship this weekend and the Liberty Racing Team will be at the start with Kuba Smrž and Maxime Berger. Canadian Brett McCormick, who was injured 3 months ago in Assen, also returns to racing action this weekend at Silverstone after 90 days of inactivity and the Liberty Racing team welcomes his return with open arms.
According to a press release from the Liberty Racing team, “Brett’s determination, passion and innate competitive mood will be the winning ingredients of the return to competition of the Canadian, who in order to get back on his Ducati 1198R followed, day after day, intensive rehabilitation therapy.”
“It has been tough to sit out for this much of the season,” explained McCormick, “Obviously with such a serious injury you don’t have a choice, but it’s still really hard to sit at home on the couch and watch the races from the sidelines. It got a lot more difficult once I was healed enough to move around and start being active because you are always anxious to come back earlier than you should. The last few weeks have been awesome though! I was able to start riding my motocross bike and train a lot harder, so I’m really hungry to get back on the track now. From a medical point of view I’m 100% recovered. The last X-rays I got done were a couple of weeks ago and they showed that the bone was fused back nicely and enough to start taking impact. It’s been a couple of weeks since then, so every passing day it strengthens even more. My thumb was a big worry also because it was such an ugly break, but the surgeon did an awesome job and it healed up completely normal.”
McCormick continued, “I’m just happy to wake up every morning and be able to get out of bed to walk around. Breaking your neck is a pretty big eye opener, and you definitely appreciate the little things a lot more from it. I’ve been lucky to have the summer months to recover, because I’ve been able to bicycle every day and now ride motocross. Now I’m just counting down the days until I get back overseas to race again. I’m beyond excited about getting back on the Effenbert Liberty Ducati! I’ve missed it a lot, and I was only just getting to know it in Assen. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off! I’m really excited to get back and see the team too, they’ve all been amazing these past few months so it will be nice to see some familiar smiles”.
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