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Effenbert Liberty set to reveal return?

Effenbert Liberty drops a hint that it will be entering a BMW S1000RR from the Motorland Aragon round onwards...
Effenbert Liberty Racing has dropped the clearest hint yet that it is on the verge of returning to the World Superbike Championship with BMW machinery.

The Czech team has been the subject of speculation throughout the off-season after curtailing a troubled 2012 campaign early in the wake of various controversies, not least the release of its three riders – Sylvain Guintoli, Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger - over the course of the season.

However, while rumours suggested it would enter a single BMW for 2013 were initially unfounded when no entry was listed ahead of the opening round at Phillip Island, Effenbert Liberty has since unveiled an updated official website with a countdown to the next WSBK round at Motorland Aragon in just over a month's time.

Furthermore, it has posted a rendering of a BMW S1000RR in Effenbert colours, with a line suggesting its plans will be officially unveiled in the next few days.

Lorenzo Lanzi, who competed with the team in the final rounds of 2012, has been linked with the burgeoning project, but Brett McCormick – who scored a top five finish at Portimao - has confirmed on his Facebook page that he will not be competing in 2013.




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879 - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 5:22 PM

I don't really care for this team, but I do feel for Brett McCormick. On his FB page he mentions that he's going back to school, and that the sport simply cannot support the financial needs of most riders, with many having to pay or ride for free. Obviously, this is nothing new, but when someone as young and talented as him is forced to hang up the leathers before really getting started, it just drives home the fact that this sport needs to have a long look in the mirror. Oh, and ef Effenbert.



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