WSBK » Troy Bayliss plans dashed, McCormick in

Plans to run Troy Bayliss fall through, but Effenbert Liberty still expands to four WSBK bikes by signing Brett McCormick.

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Mark - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 1:47 AM

Wow, fantastic opportunity for a really talented rider! Best of luck Brett. Nice to see a Canadian at this level of international motorcycle racing!


March 15, 2012 9:15 AM

If you decide to retire, then I don't think you should start all this - "Maybe I could just make a few appearances here and there" lark!! Retirement means retirement - end of racing! Also, I never think it is a good idea to make these sort of come backs as it never goes well. Best to go out on a high if you can - look at Michael Schumaker for instance!!!!

AllStar McCormick - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 9:27 AM

McCormick is the real deal folks. Seriously!

Biaggi, Carlos, Melandri, Rea, Laverty, Haslam... beware the rise of the new king of two wheels!!!

Stoner, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Spies...
take note of this new talent from Canada...sooner rather than later, he's coming for your seat!!!


March 15, 2012 10:08 AM

I think Bayliss shouldn't risk coming out from retirement and perform like Schumacher. He is a legend, he had fantastic results in the past, he won his last race in MotoGP, won his last three races in SBK and his last season in SBK, that is an incredible end of a career. He hadn't raced for 3 years, he is an extreme talent but there is danger that he can't perform like before.

On the other hand, Brett McCormick is a star of the future. I just checked his past results and those are very promising. He is only 20, he should be watched this season. I just hope Effenbert will not run out of the sources running this big team.

GreenEnvy 22

March 15, 2012 2:24 PM

Regarding "troy oi oi"'s comment.

Dude, don't insult us Canadians. He is CANADIAN, not American.

Not that there is anything wrong with being American, but we're proud of our distinct country, and don't want to be lumped in with the US.

Caroline Barker - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 2:58 PM

I would love to see TB back on a bike racing - BUT he stuck to a decision he made many years ago - He has nothing to prove by racing again and he never raced for the money. Knowing Kim she would have supported Troy in whatever move he wanted to make..But like a comment was made earlier if you read Troys facebook he has no plans to I feel name dropping here!.

Marc - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 3:17 PM

Wonder if it was the money that made the deal go south. Wife and kids were probably part of the issue but Bayliss has made his desire clear that he's still interested in racing. Based on his previous testing he'd be back up near the front on the right bike. Maybe we'll see him on a Panigale next year. It would be sweet.

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