Effenbert Liberty signs McCormick for SSTK

Effenbert Liberty will enter a new Ducati 1199 Panigale for Brett McCormick in the FIM Superstock 1000 series next season.
Effenbert-Liberty will expand to the FIM Superstock 1000 series for its second season of world championship racing with the new Ducati 1199 Panigale.

The Czech team showed impressive form during its first year in the World Superbike Championship, taking five podiums and sixth position in the WSBK standings with Sylvain Guintoli.

Now, ahead of the 2012 season, Effenbert-Liberty has announced a three-man line-up in WSBK – Guintoli, Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger – and an entry into the Superstock 1000 series with Brett McCormick.

The Canadian competed in the final rounds of the 2011 Superstock 1000 series aboard the Garnier BMW and also had an outing on the Ducati 1098R during the Portimao post-season tests.

“It has been my goal and my dream to race in the world championships, and I have to thank the Effenbert-Liberty team for giving me a test in Portimao. Their team and bike are with the best, and they are serious about winning, so I plan to return their faith in me by putting the team colours at the front!

“At the test I found the bike to be the best I've ever ridden. And working with the team from both a technical and human standpoint was awesome, so I can't wait for the season to start!”

McCormick will ride the all-new Ducati 1199 Panigale, which is being raced at Superstock level before a full Superbike-specification machine is rolled out in 2013.

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Canadian Fan - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 7:39 PM

Very pleased to see a Canadian get a chance to race at this level. Motorcycle racing in Canada has never had much of a following and the last few years the Canadian Superbike series has been on a downward spiral for the same reasons racing has been fighting to keep it's head above water all around the world. Well down Brett! Do us proud.I'll be watching, eh.


December 10, 2011 12:16 PM
Last Edited 2051 days ago

Great news, I hoped he will go to STK with maybe Garnier BMW, but this is a much-much better option. Maybe he can even win the championship with the new Ducati (it depends on who will ride the other Ducatis and BMWs). It seems there will be "only" 3 Liberty Ducatis in Superbike, and the 4th one in Superstock.

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