WSBK » Effenbert Liberty Racing confirms return, signs Aitchison

Effenbert Liberty Racing confirms its return to the World Superbike Championship after signing Mark Aitchison to ride a Ducati 1098R.

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James Warren

April 05, 2013 10:44 AM

At least he has now got a ride in WSBK but the question remains for how long?? Until the money runs out? Untill they throw their dummies out of the pram again??

And I have no doubts the 1098R can be up there with the right team, Liberty's lack of funding, development time and support makes it a back of the field runner at best!

Enjoy it Mark as its going to be a frustrating year for you.

carminetriumph - Unregistered

April 05, 2013 10:54 AM

Effenbert Liberty Racing oh no, I wouldn't let them run an event in a Bruery!. Watch this teams riders come and again this year. Not the sort of quality outfit WSB need on the grid for 2013.

Boo - Unregistered

April 05, 2013 11:38 AM

To be fair to Mark, even if Effenbert have been more than a bit shady in the past, he's more likely to give his reputation a shot in the arm riding that bike than he would being sat on the sidelines twiddling his thumbs.

The 1098R was competitive up to the end of last year, the team was a race winner last season and Mark showed fairly well on a Pedercini Kawasaki in 2011, so it's not a terrible set-up.

In terms of performance, the team has shown it can be up there... just remains to be seen if they can keep their shizzle together off the track..!

maggser - Unregistered

April 05, 2013 12:00 PM

Really Mark should start lining up other options as soon as possible . This lot aren't even good enough for clubman racing and the way they blamed the riders last year when they parted company was disgusting . Still probably as good an option as the splitlath aprillia .

Zack - Unregistered

April 05, 2013 12:16 PM

You are kidding Tetley!
Effenbert will not be paying him - Mark will have to bringing money to the team to get the ride!
If he runs out of cash or someone offers more, he will be out on his ear before he knows it.
Having a ****e ride is NOT better than no ride at all.


April 05, 2013 1:20 PM

Zack and Magser - you're probably right.
If he's paying his own wages that's his own decision but I hope that before "signing" for Effing Liberties he has read the small print very carefully.
If he is paying for the ride by his personal sponsors then he needs to ensure that the Team don't get all the money in one lump. There needs to be a safety mechansim whereby the team receive payment in instalments, race by race, otherwise they could pocket the cash at season's start, then sack him whenever they please.
That would not just leave him without a ride, it would also mean he doesn't fulfill his sponsors agreement for a season's exposure and has to repay them.
The whole situation is dodgier than Del-Boys Capri Ghia !

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